Birds of the World

Accipitridae : Hawks & Eagles

Black Kite

Milvus migrans

Goa, India - December 2004

Northern Territory, Australia - October 2015

immature - Queensland, Australia - November 2016

Immature Black Kites have contrasting fawn streaks in their plumage making them a much more handsome bird than the more uniform adults. They are very common on the Tablelands and often gather in large flocks to follow tractors as they plough the fields.

Goa, India - December 2004