Milvus migrans

Milvus migrans

Milvus migrans

(Black Kite)

FAMILY

Accipitridae

Species

Milvus migrans

Common name

Black Kite

Main colour

Dark brown

Distinctive feature

Forked tail, wings flat in flight, body 48-55 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

This black kite can occasionally be seen soaring above the campus, it can be distinguished by the forked tail and the wings which are flat when in flight. Body is dark brown, wings, head and underparts are paler. Legs and feet yellow, eyes with a dark brown iris, bill blackish.