Rode Wouw - Red Kite - Milvus milvus
The Red Kite, a beautiful species of bird of prey. I've been fortunate enough to be able to travel through Scotland serveral times. During a stay in the Inverness area, some years ago, I was lucky to stumble upon this beautiful bird.
The red kite is a medium-large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards, and harriers. The species is currently endemic to the Western Palearctic region in Europe and northwest Africa, though formerly also occurred just outside in northern Iran. It is resident in the milder parts of its range in western Europe and northwest Africa, but birds from northeastern and central Europe winter further south and west, reaching south to.. more