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Encyclopedia > Kite (bird)
Kites
Black Kite
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
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. In general they feed on carrion but may also take live prey. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (588x690, 188 KB) Beschreibung: Schwarzmilan (Milvus migrans) Quelle: selbst fotografiert am 19. ... Binomial name 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. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is a method by which biologists group and categorize species of organisms. ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Typical Classes See below Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates. ... For other meanings of bird, see bird (disambiguation). ... 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). ... An elanid kite, sometimes white-tailed kite, is any of several small, long-winged, hovering raptors. ... 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. ... An American Black Vulture feeding on squirrel carrion For other uses, see Carrion (disambiguation). ...


They are birds of prey which along with hawks, eagles, Old World vultures and many others are in the family Accipitridae. 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 Accipiter Micronisus Melierax Urotriorchis Erythrotriorchis The term hawk refers to birds of prey in any of three senses: Strictly, to mean any of the species in the bird sub-family Accipitrinae in the genera Accipiter, Micronisus, Melierax, Urotriorchis, and Megatriorchis. ... Genera Several, see below. ... Genera See text. ... 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). ...


Together with less closely related groups such as New World vultures and Osprey, they make up the diurnal bird of prey order Falconiformes. Genera Cathartes Coragyps Gymnogyps Sarcorhamphus The New World vulture family Cathartidae contains seven species found in North and South America. ... Binomial name Pandion haliaetus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Osprey, Pandion haliaetus is a medium-large raptor which is a specialist fish-eater with a worldwide distribution. ... Families Accipitridae Pandionidae Falconidae Sagittariidae The order Falconiformes is a group of about 290 species of birds that include the diurnal birds of prey. ...


Species list

  • Subfamily Elaninae
    • Black-winged Kite, Elanus caeruleus
    • Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus axillaris
    • White-tailed Kite, Elanus leucurus
    • Letter-winged Kite, Elanus scriptus
    • Scissor-tailed Kite, Chelictinia riocourii
    • Bat Hawk, Machaerhamphus alcinus
    • Pearl Kite, Gampsonyx swainsonii
    • Swallow-tailed Kite, Elanoides forficatus
  • Subfamily Milvinae
    • Double-toothed Kite, Harpagus bidentatus
    • Rufous-thighed Kite, Harpagus diodon
    • Mississippi Kite, Ictinia mississippiensis
    • Plumbeous Kite, Ictinia plumbea
    • Snail Kite, Rostrhamus sociabilis
    • Slender-billed Kite, Rostrhamus hamatus
    • Whistling Kite, Haliastur sphenurus
    • Brahminy Kite, Haliastur indus
    • Red Kite, Milvus milvus
      • Cape Verde Kite, Milvus (milvus) fasciicauda - extinct (2000)
    • Black Kite, Milvus migrans
      • Black-eared Kite, Milvus (migrans) lineatus
      • Yellow-billed Kite, Milvus (migrans) aegyptius
    • Square-tailed Kite, Lophoictinia isura
    • Black-breasted Buzzard, Hamirostra melanosternon
    • Chinese Kite, Milvus korshun

A few of the Perninae are also called kites. Binomial name Elanus caeruleus Desfontaines, 1789 The Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) is a small bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards and harriers. ... Binomial name (Latham, 1802) The Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) is a small raptor found in open habitat throughout Australia. ... Binomial name Elanus leucurus (Vieillot, 1818) The White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus) is an elanid kite found in western North America and parts of South America. ... Binomial name (Gould, 1842) The Letter-winged Kite (Elanus scriptus) is a small, rare and irruptive Australian raptor with a core range in central Australia. ... Binomial name Machaerhamphus alcinus Bat Hawk in an very big raptor of Madagascar. ... Binomial name Gampsonyx swainsonii Vigors, 1825 The Pearl Kite Gampsonyx swainsonii is a very small raptor found in open savanna habitat adjacent to deciduous woodland. ... Binomial name Elanus forficatus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanus forficatus) is an elanid kite found in southern North America to northern South America. ... Binomial name (Latham, 1790) The Double-toothed Kite (Harpagus bidentatus) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. ... Binomial name (Temminck, 1823) The Rufous-thighed Kite (Harpagus diodon) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. ... Binomial name Ictinia mississippiensis (Wilson, 1811) The Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis is a small/medium-sized, sleek raptor in the family Accipitridae. ... Binomial name Ictinia plumbea Gmelin, 1788 The Plumbeous Kite, Ictinia plumbea, is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes the eagles, hawks and Old World vultures. ... Binomial name Rostrhamus sociabilis (Vieillot, 1817) The Snail Kite, Rostrhamus sociabilis, is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes the eagles, hawks and Old World vultures. ... Slender-billed kites are known for their thin slender beaks --67. ... Binomial name Haliastur sphenurus (Vieillot, 1818) The Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus is found throughout Australia. ... Binomial name Haliastur indus Boddaert, 1783 The Brahminy Kite, Haliastur indus, is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards and harriers. ... 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. ... In biology and ecology, extinction is the ceasing of existence of a species or group of species. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Binomial name 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. ... Binomial name Gmelin, 1788 Black and Yellow-billed Kite ranges. ... Square-tailed Kites have a 6 by 6 inch scquare of feathers on their tails --67. ... Binomial name (Gould, 1841) The Black-breasted Buzzard (Hamirostra melanosternon), or Black-breasted Kite, is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae and the monotypic genus Hamirostra. ... The raptor subfamily Perninae includes a number of medium-sized broad-winged species. ...

  • Grey-headed Kite, Leptodon cayanensis
  • White-collared Kite, Leptodon forbesi
  • Hook-billed Kite, Chondrohierax uncinatus

Binomial name (Latham, 1790) The Gray-headed Kite Leptodon cayanensis is a raptor found in open woodland and swamp forests. ... Binomial name Leptodon forbesi (Swann, 1922) White-collared Kite range The White-collared Kite Leptodon forbesi is a South American raptor. ... Binomial name (Temminck, 1822) The Hook-billed Kite, Chondrohierax uncinatus, is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, eagles and harriers. ...

External links

  • Kite videos on the Internet Bird Collection

  Results from FactBites:
 
Kite (bird) - MSN Encarta (486 words)
Another primarily tropical kite that reaches the United States, mostly in the west, is the fl-shouldered, or white-tailed, kite, a whitish species with fl shoulders, 38 to 43 cm (15 to 17 in) long.
A common bird in London in Shakespeare's day, the red kite in Britain is now confined to Wales; both kites are fairly common in continental Europe, and the fl kite extends as far as South Africa and Australia.
The snail, or everglade, kite is classified as Rostrhamus sociabilis; the swallow-tailed kite as Elanoides forficatus; the white-tailed kite as Elanus leucurus, the fl-shouldered kite as Elanus axillaris; and the Mississippi kite as Ictinia mississippiensis.
Karnataka Wilderness Tourism - 101 Birds of Bandipur National Park (2998 words)
An active small bird with head to tail indigo-blue and orange breast.
A large brown bird distinguished from all birds of prey by its forked tail.
Heron-like bird but a bigger bird with heavy dark bill, fl wings and body, white neck and fl crown, with long red legs.
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