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 25 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 4.6
A bird flying and looking for food. Locality Gadernheim, Hesse, Germany (ssp milvus)
Gerhard Schmidt 5 May 2011 2 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 5 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 4.6
Locality Monfragüe National Park, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain
Jesús Giraldo Gutiérrez d... 3 March 2014 8 hours ago ADDED TODAY! 4.5
Bird in flight
Locality Aargau Canton, Switzerland
Josef Widmer 28 January 2014 4 weeks ago 4.5
Locality Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, England, Great Britain
satnavbirder 1 June 2009 4 years ago 4.5
Locality Sainte-Lucie, Mende, Lozère, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Bob Thompson 28 May 2010 3 years ago 4.5
Milano real (Milvus milvus milvus) sobrevolando la Playa de los Palos en Matalascañas
Locality Spain (ssp milvus)
Miguel Ángel Cuéllar Carr... 8 July 2012 1 year ago 4.3