The Red Kite (Milvus milvus) is a medium-large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards, and harriers. The species is currently endemic to the Western Palearctic region in Europe and northwest Africa, though formerly also occurred just outside in northern Iran. It is resident in the milder parts of its range in western Europe and northwest Africa, but birds from northeastern and central Europe winter further south and west, reaching south to Turkey. Vagrants have reached north to Finland and south to Israel, Libya and Gambia.
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... shite-hawk" originally referred to the Black Kite in India and elsewhere, and British naturalists Mark Cocker and Richard Mabey explicitly note that the "red kite ... of the most highly protected birds today is the kite, known by the British Army throughout the world as a shite-hawk" ... a radio programme called The Kestrel and Red Kite, in which presenter Rod Liddle repeatedly asserted that the Red Kite (Milvus milvus) was historically known as the shite-hawk in England ...
... One of the best places to see the Red Kite in Scandinavia is Scania in southern Sweden ... In the UK the Oxfordshire part of the Chilterns has many Red Kites, especially near Henley-on-Thames and Watlington, where they were introduced on John ...
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