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The hunter | by Giovanni Costa
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The hunter

The black kite (Milvus migrans, Boddaert 1783) is a bird prey family Accipitridae. It is by far the most common raptor in the world.

The black kite is great 55 to 65 cm and a width of wing 140 to 150 cm. His weight is around 600 to 1,000 grams. The Black Kite can reach the age of 20 years. It has a forked tail but is not as effective as the red kite. The tail is used as a rudder. The plumage is very dark and the tips of the wings are black in color.



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Taken on January 2, 2011