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Species Details

Common Name Red Kite
Scientific Name Milvus milvus
Species Group Birds Raptors
Status Occasional
Interest Level
4
Visabile
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
  • 11 - November
  • 12 - December
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A soaring large bird with light patches on the underside of the wings that appears as if there are feathers missing

Identification Notes
  • Whilst re-established as a breeding species in some parts of Britain the red kite does not yet breed in Dorset
  • Out of the breeding season they can be seen almost anywhere and a number are reported from Dorset each year
  • Although primarily carrion eaters they are persecuted by game keepers
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