Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Red Kite (Milvus milvus) - HBW 2, p. 118

French: Milan royal German: Rotmilan 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.