Red Kite flying

June 29, 2016
Limited edition of 100 prints
Milvus milvus

Accipitriforme Order – Accipitridae Family

BIOMETRICS:
Length: 61-66 cm
Wingspan: 175-195 cm
Weight: 757-1220 g

DESCRIPTION:
The Red Kite is a superb, colourful raptor, very elegant as in flight or perched.

This species has reddish-brown plumage, with dark-streaked whitish head. Body is slender, with narrow wings and deeply forked tail.
Female is slightly paler than male.
Seen from below, the Red Kite shows a conspicuous white “hand” on the underwing. Undertail is paler. Breast and belly are reddish-brown finely streaked black.
Bill’s base and eye-rings are yellow, as legs and talons. Eyes are amber.

Fr: Milan royal
All : Rotmilan
Esp : Milano real
Ital: Nibbio reale
Nd: Rode wouw
Russe: Красный коршун
Sd: Röd glada

Photographers:

Yves Thonnérieux

Nicole Bouglouan

Text by Nicole Bouglouan

Sources:

HANDBOOK OF THE BIRDS OF THE WORLD Vol 2 by Josep del Hoyo-Andrew Elliot-Jordi Sargatal - Lynx Edicions - ISBN:

GUIDE DES RAPACES DIURNES – Europe, Afrique du Nord et Moyen-Orient de Benny Génsbol – Delachaux et Niestlé – ISBN :

THE COMPLETE BOOK OF BRITISH BIRDS – Written by “Royal Society for the Protection of Birds” experts - Préface de Magnus Magnusson - Michael Cady- Rob Hume Editors - ISBN:

THE HANDBOOK OF BIRD IDENTIFICATION FOR EUROPE AND THE WESTERN PALEARCTIC by Mark Beaman, Steve Madge - C.Helm - ISBN:

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