Taxon profile


Black Kite
Milvus migrans (Boddaert, 1783)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Accipitriformes »  family Accipitridae - kites, hawks and eagles »  genus Milvus

Scientific synonyms

Accipiter korschun
Falco migrans Boddaert, 1783
Falco niger Brisson, 1760

Least Concern


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Included taxa

Number of records: 7

subspecies Milvus migrans aegyptius (Gmelin, 1788) - Yellow-billed Kite

Milvus migrans aegyptius - Yellow-billed Kite

subspecies Milvus migrans affinis Gould, 1838 - Fork-tailed Kite
subspecies Milvus migrans formosanus Kuroda, 1920 - Taiwan Kite
subspecies Milvus migrans govinda Sykes, 1832 - Pariah Kite
subspecies Milvus migrans lineatus (J. E. Gray, 1831) - Black-eared Kite

Milvus migrans lineatus - Black-eared Kite

subspecies Milvus migrans migrans (Boddaert, 1783) - European Black Kite

Milvus migrans migrans - European Black Kite

subspecies Milvus migrans parasitus (Daudin, 1800)

Milvus migrans parasitus

Links and literature

EN AOU Checklist of North and Middle American Birds 2013 [], North American Classification Committee (NACC) [as Milvus migrans]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Australian Faunal Directory [1069db42-510a-4e30-a688-488955d2d16c]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Milvus migrans (Boddaert, 1783)]
Data retrieved on: 6 February 2015
EN Bird Life 5.1 [32423]

Bird Life [] [as Milvus migrans (Boddaert, 1783)]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [96688]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Milvus migrans (Boddaert, 1783)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [] [as Milvus migrans (Boddaert, 1783)]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Milvus migrans (Boddaert, 1783)]
EN Crochet P.-A., Joynt G.: AERC list of Western Palearctic birds December 2012 [] [as Milvus migrans]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7 [], Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Milvus migrans]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013
ES Lilleleht V. , Lõhmus A. (1997): Scientific, Estonian and English names of birds of Europe [] [as Milvus migrans]
Data retrieved on: 11 July 2010

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