Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Red Kite

Red Kite Milvus milvus

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Cape Verde Kite
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Les Haies, Rhone, Rhone-Alpes, France - Apr 6, 2002 © Pascal Dubois  Entressen, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur, France - Dec 29, 2002 © Pascal Dubois  England - Apr, 1997 © W. S. Clark  Tregaron, Wales - Jan 12, 2005 © Charlie Moores  Tregaron, Wales - Jan 12, 2005 © Charlie Moores 
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Europe and ex. nw. Africa; Cape Verde Is.
Two populations;
(1) Europe from the s. British Isles, s. Sweden and the Baltic States to w. Ukraine s. in the Netherlands and e. Germany (Hessen in the Kellerwald) to the Canary Is., nw. Africa from n. Morocco formerly e. to Tunisia and w. Mediterranean region to Balearic Is., Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, s. Italy, Hungary, sw. Russia, nw. Black Sea region, w. Caucasus and ex. ne. Turkey
Reintroduction program underway in England and Scotland.
(2) Cape Verde Is. (Boavista Is.).


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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