Black Kite

Milvus migrans

Size: Up to 60 cms long
Habitat: A wide range of habitats
Feeding: Carrion and live prey such as mammals, birds and reptiles

The Black Kite, also know as the Yellow-billed Kite, is a medium-sized bird of prey.

Kites can be identified by their forked tail. In spite of their name, their plummage is mostly brown. The Black Kites in Africa tend to have yellow beaks but in other parts of the world the beaks are black.

This photo was taken in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.







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