Black-eared Kite

The Black Kite is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards and harriers.

The Black-eared Kite is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Black-eared Kite, on occasion range far into the Pacific, out to the Hawaiian islands (AOU 2000). European Black Kite, Milvus migrans migrans European and central Asian birds (subspecies M. m. milvus and Black-eared Kite M. m. lineatus, respectively) are migratory, moving to the tropics in winter, but races in warmer regions such as the Indian M. m. govinda (Pariah Kite), or the Australasian M. m. affinis (Fork-tailed Kite), are resident. More

* Badley, John and Philip Hyde (2006) The Black-eared Kite in Lincolnshire - a new British bird Birding World 19(11): 465-70 * HTML section list * Black Kite videos, photos & sounds on the Internet Bird Collection * Ageing and sexing (PDF) by Javier Blasco-Zumeta Search Wikimedia Commons Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Milvus migrans Search Wikispecies Wikispecies has information related to: Milvus migrans More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Black-eared Kite is classed as Mega: species which have not yet occurred in the British Isles or are exceedingly rare, or are otherwise highly desirable. More

The Black-eared Kite is a large hawk which breeds throughout much of northern Asia and Japan. It was formerly considered the eastern or Asian race of the Black Kite, which is common throughout much of southern Asia and Europe. It feeds primarily on carrion and dead fish, but will also take small animals. It essentially fills the niche usually occupied by Vultures in the New World. More

Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Milvus
Species : lineatus
Authority : (Gray, 1831)