Definition of black kite in English:

black kite

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noun

A bird of prey with dark plumage and a slightly forked tail, feeding mainly by scavenging and found throughout much of the Old World.
  • Milvus migrans, family Accipitridae
More example sentences
  • Scientists also predicted that species like the black kite, cattle egret and great reed warbler, not currently found in Britain, could migrate there if warmer summer temperatures continued.
  • On one occasion when he was in remote New South Wales he shot a bronzewing and a black kite swooped to steal his bird.
  • Dozens of black kites wheel around the spire surveying the dusty gardens for dead meat and the church walls bask in sunshine.

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