Red Kite
Milvus milvus

– medium-sized raptor
– slightly larger than Common Buzzard but longer tail and wings
– diurnal migrant
– migrates singly or in small, very loose flocks


Red Kite Milvus milvus, AD
BIF1321, 07/04/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Red Kite Milvus milvus, AD
BIF1322, 13/10/2010, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze

Red Kite Milvus milvus, AD
BIF1323, 04/05/2013, Prignitz, Germany, Mathias Putze

Red Kite Milvus milvus, AD
BIF1324, 01/05/2013, Prignitz, Germany, Mathias Putze

Red Kite Milvus milvus, AD
BIF1325, 08/03/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Red Kite Milvus milvus, 1CY
BIF1326, 09/08/2013, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze

Red Kite Milvus milvus, 2CY
BIF1327, 01/05/2013, Prignitz, Germany, Mathias Putze

Red Kite Milvus milvus, 2CY
BIF1328, 30/04/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Red Kite Milvus milvus, 2CY
BIF1329, 30/04/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Red Kite Milvus milvus, 2CY
BIF1330, 19/03/2011, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze

Red Kite Milvus milvus, AD
BIF1426, 03/05/2014, Demmin, Germany, Michael Heiß

Red Kite Milvus milvus, AD
BIF1427, 04/10/2014, Omoe, Denmark, MHE

Red Kite Milvus milvus, 1CY
BIF1428, 04/10/2014, Omoe, Denmark, Michael Heiß

Red Kite Milvus milvus, AD
BIF1331, 25/03/2013, Prignitz, Germany, Mathias Putze

Red Kite Milvus milvus, AD
BIF1332, 01/05/2013, Prignitz, Germany, Mathias Putze

Red Kite Milvus milvus, AD
BIF1333, 02/07/2014, Jüterbog, Germany, Mathias Putze

Red Kite Milvus milvus, AD
BIF1334, 19/03/2013, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

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

Red Kite Milvus milvus
BIF1429, 04/10/2014, Omoe, Denmark, MHE

voice: usually nonvocal during migration

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

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