Kites/Harriers

Black Kite

Milvus migrans

This adaptable hunter and scavenger is one of the most numerous of all birds of prey. Being found in a wide range of habitats from Western Europe to Australia especially in close connection with man. Large urban populations can be seen in many Asian countries.

Yellow-billed Kite

Milvus aegyptius

These buoyant, close relations to the Black Kite can be found through most of Africa. In our displays they demonstrate a range of hunting techniques and their effortless ability to soar and glide in search of opportunities.

Gymnogene or African Harrier Hawk

Polyboroides typus

Found widely through a range of African habitats the Harrier-Hawk has unusual double-jointed legs. This allows it easier access into nests and crevices to discover hidden food items. We have recently introduced a young male to our female and are hoping for success.

Red Kite

Milvus milvus

An increasingly familiar sight in the UK after recovery and reintroduction after a long history of man-made decline. This large fork-tailed bird drifts over woodland and open countryside looking for small animals to hunt and carrion to scavenge.

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