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Black Kite

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Milvus
Species: M. migrans
Milvus migrans
(Boddaert, 1783)

The Black Kite (Milvus migrans) is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards, and harriers. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (588x690, 188 KB) Beschreibung: Schwarzmilan (Milvus migrans) Quelle: selbst fotografiert am 19. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms (as opposed to folk taxonomy). ... Phyla Subregnum Parazoa Porifera (sponges) Subregnum Agnotozoa Placozoa (trichoplax) Orthonectida (orthonectids) Rhombozoa (dicyemids) Subregnum Eumetazoa Radiata (unranked) (radial symmetry) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria (coral, jellyfish, anemones) Bilateria (unranked) (bilateral symmetry) Acoelomorpha (basal) Orthonectida (parasitic to flatworms, echinoderms, etc. ... Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicatas Ascidiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... Orders Many - see section below. ... Families Accipitridae Pandionidae Falconidae Sagittariidae The order Falconiformes is a group of about 290 species of birds that include the diurnal birds of prey. ... Subfamilies Elaninae Perninae Milvinae Accipitrinae Buteoninae Aegypiinae Circinae Circaetinae The Accipitridae is one of the two main families within the order Falconiformes (the diurnal birds of prey). ... Species - Black-eared Kite - Black Kite - Red Kite Milvus is a genus of medium-sized birds of prey. ... In biology, binomial nomenclature is the formal method of naming species. ... Pieter Boddaert (1730 - 1795 or 1796) was a physician and naturalist. ... Orders Accipitriformes     Cathartidae     Pandionidae     Accipitridae     Sagittariidae Falconiformes     Falconidae A bird of prey or raptor is a bird that hunts its food, especially one that preys on mammals or other birds. ... Subfamilies Elaninae Perninae Milvinae Accipitrinae Buteoninae Aegypiinae Circinae Circaetinae The Accipitridae is one of the two main families within the order Falconiformes (the diurnal birds of prey). ... Orders Accipitriformes     Cathartidae     Pandionidae     Accipitridae     Sagittariidae Falconiformes     Falconidae A bird of prey or raptor is a bird that hunts its food, especially one that preys on mammals or other birds. ... Genera Several, see below. ... A buzzard is a type of large bird, in any of several different but related senses: In the Old World: A medium-sized wide-ranging raptor with a robust body and broad wings. ... Genera Circus Geranospiza Polyboroides See Accipitridae for other groups in this family A Harrier is any of several species of diurnal birds of prey which fly low over meadows and marshes and hunt or harry small animals or birds (hence their common name). ...


It is a widespread species throughout the temperate and tropical parts of the Old World (including Europe, Asia, Japan, and all of Africa except the Congo basin and the Sahara Desert), and Australasia. Curiously, it is not found in the island region between the South East Asian mainland and the Wallace Line. The Old World consists of those parts of Earth known to Europeans before the voyages of Christopher Columbus; it includes Europe, Asia, and Africa (collectively known as Africa-Eurasia), plus surrounding islands. ... The Sahara is the worlds second largest desert (second to Antarctica), over 9,000,000 km² (3,500,000 mi²), located in northern Africa and is 2. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Oceania. ... Wallaces hypothetical line between Australasian and Southeast Asian fauna. ...


European and central Asian birds (races M. m. milvus and M. m. lineatus respectively) are migratory, moving to the tropics in winter, but races such as the African M. m. parasiticus , the Indian M. m. govinda (which is known in its range as the Pariah Kite), and the Australasian M. m. affinis are resident. Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... // Long-distance land bird migration Many species of land migratory birds migrate very long distances, the most common pattern being for birds to breed in the temperate or arctic northern hemisphere and winter in warmer regions, often in the tropics or the temperate zones of the southern hemisphere. ... A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia. ... Krsnas name is Govinda. ...

Pariah Kite Milvus migrans govinda, the Indian race of the Black Kite
Pariah Kite Milvus migrans govinda, the Indian race of the Black Kite

In the northern winter, it is therefore common to have a resident race and a distinguishable migrant form present together in these hotter areas. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (581x806, 32 KB) Summary Milvus migrans govinda, Pariah Kite, Indian race of Black Kite. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (581x806, 32 KB) Summary Milvus migrans govinda, Pariah Kite, Indian race of Black Kite. ...


In the United Kingdom, the Black Kite occurs only as a wanderer on migration. Genera Milvinae    Harpagus    Ictinia    Rostrhamus    Haliastur    Milvus    Lophoictinia    Hamirostra Elaninae    Elanus    Chelictinia    Machaerhamphus    Gampsonyx    Elanoides Kites are raptors with long wings and weak legs which spend a great deal of time soaring. ...


Black Kites will take small live prey as well as fish and carrion. Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus: one of the most abundant species of fish in the world. ... Titan arum For other uses, see Carrion (disambiguation). ...


The Black Kite can be distinguished from the Red Kite by its slightly smaller size, less forked tail and generally dark plumage without any rufous. Binomial name Milvus milvus Linnaeus, 1758 The Red Kite (Milvus milvus) is a medium-large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards and harriers. ... Closeup on a single white feather A feather is one of the epidermal growths that forms the distinctive outer covering, or plumage, on a bird. ...


The Black Kite nests in forest trees, often close to other kites. In winter, many kites will roost together.


The Red Kite has been known to successfully hybridize with the Black Kite (in captivity where both species were kept together, and in the wild on the Cape Verde Islands. Binomial name Milvus milvus Linnaeus, 1758 The Red Kite (Milvus milvus) is a medium-large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards and harriers. ... ...


Recent DNA studies suggest that the yellow-billed African races of Black Kite, M. m. parasiticus and M. m. aegyptius differ significantly from Black Kites in the Eurasian-Australasian clade, and could be considered as a separate species, the Yellow-billed Kite, M. aegyptius.


However, the same study suggests that the Asian M. m. lineatus, sometimes separated as the Black-eared Kite M. lineatus, is not sufficiently distinctive to justify specific status.


References

Birding World vol 18 no 12


External links

  • Black Kite videos on the Internet Bird Collection
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