Black kite

INTRODUCTION

This is probably the most numerous raptor of its size in the world. Although Red Kites will gather together at feeding stations, the Black Kite is far more gregarious. Our Black Kites were domestically bred in Cheshire. This is a species that John has cared for on and off throughout his working life. The first kite he flew 27 years ago, died at over 30 years old in 2010. John’s greatest kite memory is one of watching them rise through the smog and mist over Jaipur city in their hundreds.

GALLERY

FAST FACTS

Scientific Name:

Milvus migrans

Status:

Least concern

Size:

Up to 1500mm wingspan

Weight:

630g to 940g

Life Span in Wild:

20yrs

Habitat:

Open countryside close to water, but will also live in towns and cities where food is available

Diet:

Carnivore

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME

What Do I Eat?

Small birds, insects carrion, refuse and food snatched from people (in the manner of a Blackpool gull!!)

Where Do I Live?

Eurasia, Africa, Australasia

How Do I Live?

Diurnal

Do I have Any Predators?

Habitat fragmentation and secondary poisoning.

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