RED KITE (Milvus milvus)

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    With the introduction of The Vermin Acts in the 16th century Red Kites were killed in England and Wales. They almost reached extinction apart from a few breeding pairs in Central Wales.

    The Gigrin Farm Feeding Station and Rehabilitation Centre at Rhayader was set up in 1993. DNA analysis shows that all kites that have been tested in the area are descendants of one female.

    Red kites feed on a variety of food including earthworms, amphibians, small mammals and birds. They also scavenge on dead animals such as sheep carcasses.

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