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Black Kite

Milvus migrans (Boddaert, 1783)

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 migrans

Citation:
  (Boddaert, 1783)

Reference:
  TablePlanchesEnlum. p.28

Protonym:
  Falco migrans

Avibase ID:
  C1C255AA01C58664

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/C1C255AA

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175469

Geographic range:

  • Milvus migrans migrans: NW Africa and Europe to s-central Asia; winters to s Africa
  • Milvus migrans govinda: Indian subcontinent to Indochina and Malay Peninsula
  • Milvus migrans affinis: Sulawesi to Moluccas, New Guinea, Solomons and Australia
English:
Black Kite
Czech:
luňák hnědý
German:
Schwarzmilan
Danish:
Sort Glente
Spanish:
Milano negro
Finnish:
haarahaukka
French:
Milan noir
Icelandic:
Vatnagleða
Italian:
Nibbio bruno
Japanese:
nishitobi
Japanese:
ニシトビ
Dutch:
Zwarte Wouw
Norwegian:
Svartglente
Polish:
kania czarna
Portuguese:
Milhafre-preto
Portuguese (Brazil):
milhafre-preto
Russian:
Чёрный коршун
Slovak:
haja tmavá
Swedish:
Brun glada
Ukrainian:
Шуліка чорний
Chinese:
黑鸢


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Black Kite ( Milvus migrans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Black Kite ( Milvus migrans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Black Kite ( Milvus migrans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Black Kite ( Milvus migrans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Black Kite ( Milvus migrans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Black Kite ( Milvus migrans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Black Kite ( Milvus migrans) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
Black Kite ( Milvus migrans)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
Black Kite ( Milvus migrans)
Clements 1st edition:
Black Kite ( Milvus migrans) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Black Kite (Black) ( Milvus migrans [migrans Group])
eBird version 1.52:
Black Kite (Black) ( Milvus migrans migrans/govinda)
eBird version 1.53:
Black Kite (Black) ( Milvus migrans [migrans Group])
eBird version 1.54:
Black Kite (Black) ( Milvus migrans [migrans Group])
eBird version 1.55:
Black Kite (Black) ( Milvus migrans [migrans Group])
eBird version 2015:
Black Kite (Black) ( Milvus migrans [migrans Group])
eBird version 2016:
Black Kite (Black) ( Milvus migrans [migrans Group])
eBird version 2017:
Black Kite (Black) ( Milvus migrans [migrans Group])
eBird version 2018:
Black Kite (Black) ( Milvus migrans [migrans Group])
eBird version 2019:
Black Kite (Black) ( Milvus migrans [migrans Group])
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Black Kite ( Milvus migrans) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Geelbekwou, Swartwou
Arabic: الحدأة, الحدأة الحدية, الحدأة السوداء, الحدية
Asturian: Milán, Milán Prietu
Azerbaijani: Qara çalağan, Qara çərpələnmək
Belarusian: Каршун чорны, Чорны каршун
Bulgarian: Черна каня, Черна каня (ssp. migrans)
Bengali: ভুবন চিল
Breton: Ar barged du
Catalan: Milà negre
Catalan (Balears): Milà negre
Valencian: Milà negre
Shor: Қартыға
Montenegrin: crna lunja
Czech: Lunák hnedý, Luňák hnědý, luňák hnědý evropský
Chuvash: Хăлат
Welsh: Barcud ddu, Barcud Du, Barcut du
Danish: Sort Glente, Sort Glente (Vestlig)
German: Schmarotzermilan, Schwarzmilan, Schwarzmilan [migrans Gruppe], Schwarzmilan-migrans
Greek: Γυπογεράκα, Τσίφτης
Greek (Cypriot): Γυπογεράκα
English: Black kite, Black Kite (Black), European Black Kite, Yellowbilled Kite
English (IOC): Black Kite (Black)
English (Kenya): Black Kite
English (Philippines): Black Kite
Esperanto: Nigra milvo
Spanish: Milano Negro, Milano Negro [Grupo migrans]
Spanish (Spain): Milano Negro, Milano Negro [Grupo migrans]
Spanish (HBW): Milano negro [Grupo migrans]
Estonian: Must-harksaba
Basque: Milà negre, Miru beltza
Persian: کورکور سیاه
Finnish: Haarahaukka
Faroese: Svartgleða
French: Élanion blac, Milan d'Afrique, Milan noir, Milan noir (nominal), Milan noir [migrans]
Frisian: Swarte Glee
Irish: Cúr Dhubh, Cúr Dubh
Galician: Milà negre, Millafre negro
Hebrew: דיה שחורה, דיה שחורה (מערבית), מצויה
Hindi: Paria parundu
Croatian: Crna lunja, Crna lunja (crnokljuna), Crnkasta lunja
Hungarian: Barna kánya, Barna kánya [migrans csoport]
Armenian: [Sev Tsin ], Սև Ցին
Indonesian: Alap-alap hitam, Burung Elang Paria, Elang Paria
Icelandic: Vatnagleða, Vatnagleða (migrans)
Italian: Nibbio bruno
Japanese: nishitobi, Tobi, tobi (migrans guru-pu), Tonbi
Japanese: トビ, トビ (migrans グループ), トンビ, ニシトビ
Japanese (Kanji):
Georgian: ძერა
Khakas: Тигiлген
Kazakh: Қара кезкұйрық, Қарақұ
Kazakh (Transliteration): qara kezquyrıq
Korean: 솔개
Korean (Transliteration): solgae
Kashmiri: [Gaant]
Scientific: Falco migrans, Milvus korschun, Milvus lineatus, Milvus migrans, Milvus migrans [migrans Group], Milvus migrans migrans, Milvus migrans migrans/govinda
Luxembourgish: Schwaarze Milan, Schwaarze Schéierschwanz
Lithuanian: Juodasis peslys
Latvian: Melnā klija, Melnā klija (migrans gr.)
Malagasy: hitsikitsika, Papango, Tsimalaho
Macedonian: Црна луња
Malayalam: ചക്കി  പരുന്ത്‌
Mongolian: Сохор элээ
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠡᠯᠢᠶ᠎ᠠ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠰᠣᠬᠣᠷ ᠡᠯᠢᠵ᠎ᠠ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Элээ
Mongolian (Transliteration): elee, sokhor elee
Moldavian: Gaie neagră
Malay: Burung Helang Ekor Cabang, Burung Lang Bangkai, Burung Lang Gelap, Helang Kembara Hitam, Helang Merah
Maltese: Astun Iswed
Dutch: Zwarte wouw, Zwarte Wouw (migrans groep)
Norwegian: Svartglente, svartglente (migrans gr.)
Polish: kania czarna, kania czarna (gr. migrans)
Pinyin: élìyě, hēi yuān, lǎo yuān, lǎo-yīng, yào-yīng, yuān
Portuguese: milhafre preto, Milhafre-preto
Portuguese (Brazil): milhafre-preto, milhafre-preto [grupo migrans]
Portuguese (Portugal): Milhafre-preto, Milhafre-preto [grupo migrans]
Romansh: Milan stgir
Romanian: Gaie neagră
Russian: Коршун черный, Черный коршун, Чёрный коршун, Чёрный коршун [группа migrans]
Sindhi: ٽ ٽًٍ ا يٌٓ
Slovak: Haja tmavá
Slovenian: crni škarjek, crni škarnik, črni škarnik
Albanian: Huta e zezë bishtgërshërë
Serbian: mrka lunja, Мрка лунја, Мрка луња
Swedish: Brun glada, brun glada ([migrans Group]), Brunglada
Swahili: Mwewe, Mwewe Domo-jeusi
Tamil: [Paria parundu], Kalla Parundhu
Thai: เหยี่ยวดำ, เหยี่ยวดำใหญ่
Thai (Transliteration): yìaw dam, yìaw dam yày
Turkish: Kara çaylak, Kara Çaylak (migrans), Siyah çaylak, Қара кезқұйрық
Tuvinian: Дээлдиген, согуржап
Ukrainian: Черний шуліка, Чорний шуліка, Шуліка чорний , Шуліка чорний [група migrans]
Vietnamese: Chim Diều, Chim Diều hâu, Chim Diều hâu đen, Diều, Diều hâu, Ó Diều
Chinese: [hei yuan], [lao-ying], [ma ying], [yuan], 老鷹, 老鸢, 额力也, 鳶 , 鸢, 鹞鹰, 麻鹰, 黑鳶 (麻鷹), 黑鸢, 黑鸢(欧洲至中亚)
Chinese (Traditional): 老鳶, 額力也, 鳶, 鷂鷹, 黑鳶
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 老鷹, 黑鳶
Chinese (Taiwan): [lao-ying], 老鷹, 老鹰, 黑鸢

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