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Red Kite. These birds are incredibly fast and agile and they use their large fan-shaped forked tails to provide steering.

Kite's namesake (Red Kite -- The Red Kite was saved from national extinction by one of the world's longest running protection programmes, and has now been successfully re-introduced to England and Scotland.

Flying high: Back from the brink of extinction, the red kites are flourishing across Britain - Photo: Alamy Images

Vermin...or awesome bird of prey? The red kite is back in British towns

Flying high: Back from the brink of extinction, the red kites are flourishing across Britain - Photo: Alamy Images - I think awesome bird of prey

Red kite in a southern Sweden blizzard • photo: Henrik Just on 1x

A beautiful Red Kite (milvus milvus). The lucky Europeans, and people in the United Kingdom, Ireland and that area of the world who get to see this beautiful, agile bird of prey. This particular photo was taken during a snow fall in Sweden by Henrik Just.

redtailed hawk They are plentiful in our area and fun to watch as they hunt.

Red tail hawk an absolutely stunning creature. Photo by Necip Perver Photography. This is actually a Red Kite, a European bird.

BBC Blogs - Springwatch - Wing Tips: Identifying our birds of prey

Wing Tips: Identifying our birds of prey

Red Kite....these beautiful birds can be seen flying over our garden, last year we saw 8 at once.......xx

Bird of Prey - Red Kite - Milvus milvus,by The red kite is a medium-large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards, and harriers.

The Red Kite (Milvus milvus) is a medium-large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards, and harriers. The species is currently endemic to the Western Palearctic region in Europe and northwest Africa,  It is resident in the milder parts of its range in western Europe and northwest Africa.  Vagrants have reached north to Finland and south to Israel, Libya and Gambia

The Red Kite (Milvus milvus) is a medium-large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards, and harriers. The species is currently endemic to the Western Palearctic region in Europe and

Karl Martens, Red Kite III | Cricket Fine Art

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Red kite

Red kite

Red Kite by Andrew Withey via Flickr. Kites are raptors that acquire their names because of their ability to use the wind currents to their advantage as they soar in hunt of prey.

Red Kite by Andrew Withey Me: "That's a cool owl" Gina: "That's an eagle.