Red Kite / Milvus milvus

Red Kite / Milvus milvus

Red Kite

SCI Name:  Milvus milvus
Protonym:  Falco Milvus Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.89
Category:  Accipitriformes / Accipitridae /
Taxonomy Code:  redkit1
Type Locality:  Europe, Asia, Africa; restricted to Sweden by Linnaeus, 1761, Fauna Svecica, ed. 2, p. 20.
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Publish Year:  1758
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).

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).

SUBSPECIES

Red Kite (Red)
SCI Name: Milvus milvus milvus
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.

Red Kite (Cape Verde)
SCI Name: Milvus milvus fasciicauda
fasciicauda
L. fascia  band, stripe; cauda  tail.