Chelictinia riocourii

Kite (bird)

Kites are raptors with long wings and weak legs which spend a great deal of time soaring. In general they feed on carrion but may also take live prey.

They are birds of prey which along with hawks, eagles, Old World vultures and many others are in the family Accipitridae.

Together with less closely related groups such as New World vultures and Osprey, they make up the diurnal bird of prey order Falconiformes.

Species list

A few of the Perninae are also called kites.

Alexander Hunter and various others have also been refered to as 'detested kite'. A quote from King Lear. Mainly used by such people who prefer to go un-named.

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