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 30 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 7 years ago 38 sec 4.3
Some birds flying over a garbage dump, frequented by Yellow-legged Gulls and Common Ravens (some parts in slow motion). Locality Corsica, France (ssp milvus)
Pierandrea Brichetti 28 June 1999 49 weeks ago 40 sec 4.3
A bird flying and looking for food. Locality Gadernheim, Hesse, Germany (ssp milvus)
Gerhard Schmidt 5 May 2011 4 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 7 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 3 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 3 years ago 1 min 4
PhotosSee all 102 photos
Milvus milvus attack
Locality Basilicata Region, Italy
Ciro De Simone 20 October 2015 14 weeks ago 5
An adult in flight in the morning light.
Locality Catalonia, Spain
Franck Renard 10 February 2009 6 years ago 4.7
Locality Palude di Casalbeltrame Natural Reserve, Piedmont Region, Italy
Cristiano Crolle 19 March 2014 1 year ago 4.7
Locality Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, England, Great Britain
satnavbirder 1 June 2009 6 years ago 4.6
Locality Dumfries and Galloway Council, Scotland, Great Britain
Alan Debenham 23 March 2014 1 year ago 4.6
An adult in flight
Locality Red Kite Feeding Centre, Llanddeusant, Carmarthenshire County, Wales, Great Britain (ssp milvus)
Andy Emmerson 28 August 2015 16 weeks ago 4.5