Black Kite

Milvus migrans - Milan noir

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Accipitriformes

  • Family
    :

    Accipitridés

  • Genus
    :

    Milvus

  • Species
    :

    migrans

Descriptor

Boddaert, 1783

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 60 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 135 à 155 cm.
  • Weight
    : 650 à 950 g
Longevity

23 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Black Kite (Milvus migrans) is a species of bird in the Accipitridae family.

Subspecific information 5 Subspecies

  • Milvus migrans migrans (s and c Europe to n Africa and sc Asia)
  • Milvus migrans lineatus (Siberia to Japan, Indochina and India)
  • Milvus migrans govinda (Pakistan and India to Malay Pen. and s Indochina)
  • Milvus migrans formosanus (Taiwan and Hainan. off se China.)
  • Milvus migrans affinis (Lesser Sundas to Australia)

Foreign names

  • Milan noir,
  • Milano Negro,
  • Milhafre-preto,
  • Schwarzmilan,
  • Barna kánya,
  • Zwarte Wouw,
  • Nibbio bruno,
  • Brun glada,
  • Svartglente,
  • haja tmavá,
  • luňák hnědý,
  • Sort Glente,
  • haarahaukka,
  • milà negre,
  • Vatnagleða,
  • kania czarna,
  • melnā klīja,
  • črni škarnik,
  • Чёрный коршун,
  • Elang paria,
  • トビ,
  • 黑鸢,
  • เหยี่ยวดำ,
  • 黑鳶,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands ; Desert : Hot ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas

Geographic range

Illustration

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