Black Kite / Milvus migrans

Black Kite / Milvus migrans

Black Kite

SCI Name:  Milvus migrans
Protonym:  Falco migrans TablePlanchesEnlum. p.28
Category:  Accipitriformes / Accipitridae /
Taxonomy Code:  blakit1
Type Locality:  Restricted type locality, France, apud Hartert, ex Daubenton, pi. 472.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1783
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

MILVUS
(Accipitridae; Ϯ Red Kite M. milvus) L. milvus  kite (cf. specific name Falco milvus Linnaeus, 1758); "MILAN, Milvus.  Bec, tête, base du bec et ailes des Buses; tarse court et foible." (de Lacépède 1799); "Milvus Lacépède, Table Ois., 1799, p. 4. Type, by tautonymy, Falco milvus Linné." (Peters 1931, 1, 202).  Thanks, initially, to reintroductions, the Red Kite is undergoing an expansion of range in the UK.
Var. Milva, MllvusNilvus.
Synon. Hydroictinia, Ictinus.

milvus
L. milvus  kite; "41. FALCO.  ...  Milvus.  10. F. cera flava, cauda forficata, corpore ferrugineo, capite albidiore. Fn. svec. 59.  Milvus. Gesn. av. 610. Aldr. ornith. 368. t. 1. Will. ornith. 41. t. 6. Raj. av. 17. Albin. av. I. p. 4. t. 4.  Habitat in Europa, Asia, Africa.  Migrat trans pontum Euxinum in Asiam; privilegio munita Londini. Bell. itin. 108. Vorat quisquilias, pullos gallinaceos; tempestates præsagit.” (Linnaeus 1758) (Milvus).

migrans
L. migrans, migrantis  migrating, departing  < migrare  to migrate.
● ex “Ortolan de la Lorraine” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 511, fig. 1 (syn. Emberiza cia).
● ex “Milan noir” of de Buffon 1770-1785, and “Black Kite” of Latham 1783 (Milvus).

SUBSPECIES

Black Kite (Black)
SCI Name: Milvus migrans [migrans Group]
MILVUS
(Accipitridae; Ϯ Red Kite M. milvus) L. milvus  kite (cf. specific name Falco milvus Linnaeus, 1758); "MILAN, Milvus.  Bec, tête, base du bec et ailes des Buses; tarse court et foible." (de Lacépède 1799); "Milvus Lacépède, Table Ois., 1799, p. 4. Type, by tautonymy, Falco milvus Linné." (Peters 1931, 1, 202).  Thanks, initially, to reintroductions, the Red Kite is undergoing an expansion of range in the UK.
Var. Milva, MllvusNilvus.
Synon. Hydroictinia, Ictinus.

Black Kite (Black-eared)
SCI Name: Milvus migrans lineatus/formosanus
MILVUS
(Accipitridae; Ϯ Red Kite M. milvus) L. milvus  kite (cf. specific name Falco milvus Linnaeus, 1758); "MILAN, Milvus.  Bec, tête, base du bec et ailes des Buses; tarse court et foible." (de Lacépède 1799); "Milvus Lacépède, Table Ois., 1799, p. 4. Type, by tautonymy, Falco milvus Linné." (Peters 1931, 1, 202).  Thanks, initially, to reintroductions, the Red Kite is undergoing an expansion of range in the UK.
Var. Milva, MllvusNilvus.
Synon. Hydroictinia, Ictinus.

Black Kite (Yellow-billed)
SCI Name: Milvus migrans aegyptius/parasitus
MILVUS
(Accipitridae; Ϯ Red Kite M. milvus) L. milvus  kite (cf. specific name Falco milvus Linnaeus, 1758); "MILAN, Milvus.  Bec, tête, base du bec et ailes des Buses; tarse court et foible." (de Lacépède 1799); "Milvus Lacépède, Table Ois., 1799, p. 4. Type, by tautonymy, Falco milvus Linné." (Peters 1931, 1, 202).  Thanks, initially, to reintroductions, the Red Kite is undergoing an expansion of range in the UK.
Var. Milva, MllvusNilvus.
Synon. Hydroictinia, Ictinus.