Milvus migrans

Black Kite at Hillston, NSW

Milvus migrans at Hillston, NSW - 6 Jul 2024
Milvus migrans at Hillston, NSW - 6 Jul 2024
Milvus migrans at Hillston, NSW - 6 Jul 2024
Milvus migrans at Hillston, NSW - 6 Jul 2024
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Milvus migrans 8 Jul 2024 Liam.m
Milvus migrans 8 Jul 2024 Darcy
Haliastur sphenurus 8 Jul 2024 CarbonAI
Haliastur sphenurus 8 Jul 2024 MB

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Liam.m wrote:
   16 Jul 2024
Hi @KylieWaldon, there’s a few ways to tell, but it can be difficult sometimes, especially in strange lighting. Square tailed would have a more obvious pale head, barred ‘fingertips’, a clear black band on the end of the tail, and would overall be a lot more mottled than this bird. This also looks like a young black kite (hence the pale streaks and darker bit around the ears), which can add to the confusion. Hope this helps!

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  • Milvus migrans Scientific name
  • Black Kite Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local native
  • Non-Invasive
  • Up to 639.9m Recorded at altitude
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