Red Kite

Milvus milvus

60 – 66 cm

154 – 170 cm

minor concern

open areas, crops and outdoors

small mammals, rabbits, juvenile birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, etc.


The best way to recognize this species is to look at its tail in the form of a wedge. It is so characteristic that carpenters have given the name “tail of Milan” to a type of fit, and some tools carry the same name.

The English named him the Red Kite, which, very precisely, refers to the great skill that they have while maneuvering on very windy days.