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Black kite


Black kite
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Copyright: manaswi jain (manaswi27) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 77] (753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-01-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-01-24 7:20
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Points: 2
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Black kite

The black kite (Milvus migrans) is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors. It is thought to be the world's most abundant species of Accipitridae, although some populations have experienced dramatic declines or fluctuations. Current global population estimates run up to 6 million individuals.Unlike others of the group, black kites are opportunistic hunters and are more likely to scavenge. They spend a lot of time soaring and gliding in thermals in search of food. Their angled wing and distinctive forked tail make them easy to identify. They are also vociferous with a shrill whinnying call. This kite is widely distributed through the temperate and tropical parts of Eurasia and parts of Australasia and Oceania, with the temperate region populations tending to be migratory. Several subspecies are recognized and formerly had their own English names. The European populations are small, but the South Asian population is very large.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Milvus
Species: M. migrans
Binomial name
Milvus migrans

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Hi,
a great presentation of this kite. Very sharp and looking like 3D. There is something strange in your pic. It looks a bit artificial if you vorgive my directness.
best regards
Pierre

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