Black Kite
Milvus migrans

– buzzard-sized raptor
– diurnal migrant, preferencial over land
– usually migrates singly, often flocks at migration bottlenecks


Black Kite Milvus m. migrans, AD
BIF1306, 04/05/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Black Kite Milvus m. migrans, AD
BIF1301, 03/05/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Black Kite Milvus m. migrans, AD
BIF1302, 03/05/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Black Kite Milvus m. migrans, AD
BIF1303, 07/05/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Black Kite Milvus m. migrans, 2CY
BIF1304, 24/07/2013, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Black Kite Milvus m. migrans, AD
BIF1306, 06/05/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Black Kite Milvus m. migrans, 1CY
BIF1309, 24/09/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Black Kite Milvus m. migrans, 1CY
BIF1310, 24/09/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Black Kite Milvus m. migrans, 2CY
BIF1309, 07/05/2012, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Black Kite Milvus m. migrans, 2CY
BIF1320, 03/08/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Black Kite Milvus m. migrans, 1CY
BIF1405, 18/10/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Black Kite Milvus m. migrans, AD
BIF1307, 04/07/2016, Belzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Black Kite Milvus m. migrans, AD (above)
Red Kite Milvus milvus, AD
BIF1308, 25/03/2012, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze

voice: usually nonvocal during migration

comparison species:
Red Kite (v)
Black-eared Kite (v)
Yellow-billed Kite (v)

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