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Gallery - Birds of Prey-Kites

[RSPB green conservation status][More information about Red Kite][Video clip about Red Kite][redk11]Red Kite (Milvus milvus)

The Red kite has been classified as an Amber list species-medium conservation concern.

An elegant bird of prey which catches some live prey, but often eats carrion. It was once familiar in much of Europe, but persecution and food shortage now restrict it to more remote uplands and secluded valleys.

[blackkite2]Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

A large, dark, pale-headed raptor whose shallow tail fork is often hard to see in flight. This is a very rare visitor to these shores. Happy in open country as it is in towns.

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