Thursday, 13 November 2014

Order - Accipitriformes
Family - Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)
Black Kite
Milvus migrans
黑鸢
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    Size : 44–66 cm; Wingspan 120–153 cm
             Male 630–928 g, Female 750–1080 g
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Milvus migrans migrans (Boddaert, 1783) – Black Kite
    – Cape Verde Is, NW Africa and S & C Europe E to SW Asia (to W Pakistan);
    winters mainly Africa S of Sahara.
  • Milvus migrans govinda (Sykes, 1832)
    – E Pakistan E through India and Sri Lanka to S China (Yunnan), Indochina
    and Malay Peninsula.
  • Milvus migrans formosanus (Nagamichi Kuroda, 1920)
    – Taiwan and Hainan (S China).
  • Milvus migrans affinis (Gould, 1838)
    – Sulawesi, Moluccas (Buru) and Lesser Sundas (E to Timor); E New Guinea;
    N Australia S (in E) to Victoria.
  • Milvus migrans lineatus (J. E. Gray, 1831) – Black-eared Kite
    – Ural Mts E through Siberia to Amurland and Japan, S to N India, N Myanmar
    and N China, and Ryukyu Is; winters S to S Iraq, S India and SE Asia.
  • Milvus migrans aegyptius (J. F. Gmelin, 1788) – Yellow-billed Kite
    – Egypt, SW Arabia and coastal E Africa S to Kenya.
  • Milvus migrans parasitus (Daudin, 1800)
    – Africa S of Sahara, Comoro Is and Madagascar.

Milvus migrans ssp. govinda
Date : 01 November 2015
Location : Permatang Pauh Paddyfield, Daerah Seberang Perai Utara, Pulau Pinang

Milvus migrans ssp. govinda
Date : 01 November 2015
Location : Permatang Pauh Paddyfield, Daerah Seberang Perai Utara, Pulau Pinang

Milvus migrans ssp. govinda
Date : 09 November 2014
Location : Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest, Sungai Dua, 
Daerah Seberang Perai Utara, Pulau Pinang

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