Red Kite (Milvus milvus) - HBW 2, p. 118
French: Milan royal
Spanish: Milano Real
Taxonomy: Falco Milvus Linnaeus, 1758, Sweden.
Race fasciicauda may be distinct species; hybridizes with M. migrans. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- milvus (Linnaeus, 1758) - S Sweden E to Ukraine and S through C Europe to W & C Mediterranean Basin; Wales; Caucasus; formerly Canary Is.
- fasciicauda Hartert, 1914 - Cape Verde Is.
- Near Threatened Enlarge map
VideosSee all 28 videos
A perched bird shaking its plumage, yawning, scratching its head, stretching, defecating and flying away Locality Los Corrales, Huesca, Aragón, Spain (ssp milvus)
Jesús Laborda 25 January 2008 6 years ago 38 sec 4.3
A bird flying and looking for food. Locality Gadernheim, Hesse, Germany (ssp milvus)
Gerhard Schmidt 5 May 2011 3 years ago 3 min 38 sec 4.2
A bird landing and feeding Locality Tornadizos, Ávila, Castile and Leon, Spain (ssp milvus)
Tyto Alba reporter 20 November 2007 6 years ago 38 sec 4.2
Individuals in flight at a regular feeding station Locality Rhayader, Powys County, Wales, Great Britain (ssp milvus)
Greg Baker 16 March 2008 2 years ago 55 sec 4
Individuals perched in trees overlooking a feeding site Locality Rhayader, Powys County, Wales, Great Britain (ssp milvus)
Greg Baker 16 March 2008 2 years ago 1 min 4
A perched bird preening Locality Los Corrales, Huesca, Aragón, Spain (ssp milvus)
Jesús Laborda 25 January 2008 6 years ago 39 sec 4
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An adult in flight in the morning light.
Locality Catalonia, Spain
Franck Renard 10 February 2009 5 years ago 4.7
Flying bird approaching
Locality Torrejón el Rubio, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain
Rafael Merchante 7 April 2014 13 weeks ago 4.6
Locality Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, England, Great Britain
satnavbirder 1 June 2009 4 years ago 4.6
Locality Dumfries and Galloway Council, Scotland, Great Britain
Alan Debenham 23 March 2014 17 weeks ago 4.5
Locality Palude di Casalbeltrame Natural Reserve, Piedmont Region, Italy
Cristiano Crolle 19 March 2014 18 weeks ago 4.5
Locality Monfragüe National Park, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain
Jesús Giraldo Gutiérrez d... 3 March 2014 20 weeks ago 4.5