The Black Kite

Following my previous post “Born to Fly“, I am sharing some information on the bird in the pictures named “The Black Kite”.

I collected this information for Project Noah, an initiative by National Geographic community. It is a leading resource for nature exploration and documentation.

The Black Kite (Milvus migrans) is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors. 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.


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 with their own English names. The European populations are small, but the South Asian population is very large.

I watch them daily through my home windows, flying near office buildings and roads, they fly in the area in search of food. They are relative to the mighty Eagle family and can be easily found in the busy cities here. So when I watch them flying, and taking low flights and capturing their prey. I get stunned, and they made me think that how amazingly they have been made. What an engineering by God 🙂


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