ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Milvus migrans  

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
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© Kay Parkin 2013
Katherine, NT (Jul, 2013)

These common fork-tailed kites are not black. They used to be called Fork-tailed Kites as their tail really is forked.

I do not understand why they were renamed?

They are abundant in the Top End but I never tire of watching them!

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Black Kite

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Black Kite

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Black Kite

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Black Kite

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Black Kite

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Black Kite

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Black Kite

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Black Kite

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Black Kite

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Black Kite on nest

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Black Kite

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Black Kite

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Black Kite

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Black Kite

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Black Kite

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Black Kite

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Black Kite

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Black Kite

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Black Kite with food