Black Kite

Milvus migrans affinis

Order

ACCIPITRIFORMES

Family

Kites, Eagles and Hawks (Accipitridae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

MILMIG

ITIS

HEAD

Black Kite Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Brown iris.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Brown
  • Forehead Color: Brown
  • Nape Color: Brown
  • Throat Color: Brown with gray streaks.
  • Cere color: Yellow

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BODY

Black Kite Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 43-64 cm (17-25 in)
  • Weight: 623-1077 g (22-38 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Brown with gray streaks.
  • Upperparts: Brown with gray streaks.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Black Kite Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: They spend most of their time hunting by gliding and soaring in thermals.
  • Wingspan Range: 119-152 cm (47-60 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail shape: Forked Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Brown
  • Under Tail: Brown
  • Leg Color: Yellow
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