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Latin name

 

Milvus migrans / Milvus migran aegyptius

Family

 

Birds of prey

Size

 

Length about 55 cm

Weight

 

Average weight : 650 g (m), 750 g (f)

Colour

 

Dark brown all over; head paler in blak kite; bill yellow (yellow-billed kite) or black (black kite).

Appearance

 

No other southern African raptor, because forked tail diagnostic; yellow bill of yellow-billed kite distinctive in adults only.

Habitat

 

Woodland, villages, suburbs, savanna.