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Black-eared Kite

Milvus lineatus (Gray, JE, 1831)

The Black Kite (Milvus migrans) is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors. It is thought to be the world's most abundant species of Accipitridae, although some populations have experienced dramatic declines or fluctuations. Current global population estimates run up to 6 million individuals. Unlike others of the group, Black Kites are opportunistic hunters and are more likely to scavenge. 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 had their own English names. The European populations are small, but the South Asian population is very large. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
  Milvus

Scientific:
  Milvus lineatus

Citation:
  (Gray, JE, 1831)

Reference:
  Ill.Ind.Zool.[Hardwicke] 1 pt8 pl.18

Protonym:
  Haliaetus lineatus

Avibase ID:
  A691B3788F2341E0

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A691B378

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 824859

Geographic range:

  • Milvus lineatus lineatus: Siberia to n India, China and Ryukyu Is.; winters to Iraq, SE Asia
  • Milvus lineatus formosanus: Taiwan and Hainan (s China)
English:
Black-eared Kite
German:
Schwarzmilan-lineatus
Danish:
Sortøret Glente
French:
Milan brun
Italian:
Nibbio bruno
Japanese:
tobi
Japanese:
トビ
Dutch:
Oostelijke Zwarte Wouw
Polish:
kania syberyjska
Slovak:
haja čiernosluchá


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Black-eared Kite ( Milvus lineatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Black-eared Kite ( Milvus lineatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Black-eared Kite ( Milvus lineatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Black-eared Kite ( Milvus lineatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Black-eared Kite ( Milvus lineatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Black-eared Kite ( Milvus lineatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Black-eared Kite ( Milvus lineatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Black-eared Kite ( Milvus lineatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Black-eared Kite ( Milvus lineatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Black-eared Kite ( Milvus lineatus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Milan brun ( Milvus lineatus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Black-eared Kite ( Milvus lineatus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Black-eared Kite ( Milvus lineatus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Black Kite (Black-eared) ( Milvus migrans lineatus/formosanus)
eBird version 1.52:
Black Kite (Black-eared) ( Milvus migrans [lineatus Group])
eBird version 1.53:
Black Kite (Black-eared) ( Milvus migrans lineatus/formosanus)
eBird version 1.54:
Black Kite (Black-eared) ( Milvus migrans lineatus/formosanus)
eBird version 1.55:
Black Kite (Black-eared) ( Milvus migrans lineatus/formosanus)
eBird version 2015:
Black Kite (Black-eared) ( Milvus migrans lineatus/formosanus)
eBird version 2016:
Black Kite (Black-eared) ( Milvus migrans lineatus/formosanus)
eBird version 2017:
Black Kite (Black-eared) ( Milvus migrans lineatus/formosanus)
eBird version 2018:
Black Kite (Black-eared) ( Milvus migrans lineatus/formosanus)
eBird version 2019:
Black Kite (Black-eared) ( Milvus migrans lineatus/formosanus)
James Lee Peters (original):
Milvus lineatus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Black-eared Kite ( Milvus lineatus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Black-eared Kite ( Milvus lineatus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Black-eared Kite ( Milvus lineatus) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Milvus [migrans, aegyptius or lineatus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Related taxa

Alternative arrangements:  1  2 

Other related concepts

Other synonyms


Danish: Sortøret Glente
German: Schwarzmilan (lineatus/formosanus), Schwarzmilan-lineatus, Sibirischer Schwarzmilan
English: Black eared Kite, Black kite, Black Kite (Black-eared), Blackeared Kite, Black-eared Kite, East Palearctic Black Kite
English (IOC): Black Kite (Black-eared)
Spanish: Milano Negro (lineatus/formosanus)
Spanish (Spain): Milano Negro (lineatus/formosanus)
Spanish (HBW): Milano negro (lineatus/formosanus)
Estonian: ida-harksaba
Finnish: haarahaukka (lineatus/formosanus)
French: Milan brun, Milan noir (lineatus), Milan noir [lineatus ou formosanus], Milan sibérien
Hebrew: דיה שחורה (מזרחית), דיה שחורת אוזן
Hungarian: Keleti barnakánya
Icelandic: Vatnagleða (lineatus/formosanus)
Italian: Nibbio bruno, Nibbio guancenere
Japanese: tobi, tobi (lineatus/formosanus)
Japanese: トビ, トビ (lineatus/formosanus)
Korean: 솔개
Scientific: Haliaetus lineatus, Milvus lineatus, Milvus migrans [lineatus Group], Milvus migrans lineatus, Milvus migrans lineatus/formosanus
Lithuanian: Juodaskruostis peslys
Dutch: Oostelijke Zwarte Wouw, Zwarte Wouw (lineatus/formosanus)
Norwegian: svartglente (lineatus/formosanus)
Polish: kania syberyjska
Portuguese (Brazil): milhafre-preto (lineatus/formosanus)
Portuguese (Portugal): Milhafre-preto [grupo lineatus]
Slovak: haja ciernosluchá, haja čiernosluchá
Slovenian: Črni škarnik (lineatus/formosanus)
Serbian: Crna lunja (lineatus/formosanus)
Swedish: brun glada (lineatus/formosanus)
Thai: เหยี่ยวหูดำ
Turkish: Kara Çaylak (lineatus/formosanus)
Vietnamese: Diều hâu lineatus
Chinese: 黑耳鸢, 黑鸢(东亚,黑耳鸢)
Chinese (Traditional): 黑鳶(黑耳)

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