Red Kite

Milvus milvus - Milan royal

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Accipitriformes

  • Family
    :

    Accipitridés

  • Genus
    :

    Milvus

  • Species
    :

    milvus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 66 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 175 à 195 cm.
  • Weight
    : 950 à 1300 g
Longevity

26 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Red Kite (Milvus milvus) is a species of bird in the Accipitridae family.

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Milvus milvus milvus (Europe and nw Africa to the Middle East)
  • Milvus milvus fasciicauda (Cape Verde Is.)

Foreign names

  • Milan royal,
  • Milano Real,
  • Milhafre-real,
  • Rotmilan,
  • Vörös kánya,
  • Rode Wouw,
  • Nibbio reale,
  • Röd glada,
  • Glente,
  • haja červená,
  • luňák červený,
  • Rød Glente,
  • isohaarahaukka,
  • milà reial,
  • Svölugleða,
  • kania ruda,
  • sarkanā klīja,
  • rjavi škarnik,
  • Красный коршун,
  • アカトビ,
  • 赤鸢,
  • 紅鳶,

Voice song and cries

Milan royal
adult

Habitat

Forest : Temperate ; Shrubland : Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Grassland : Temperate ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Urban Areas

Geographic range

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