tail noticeably forked; rufous plumage (Spain; 2006-06-10)

Red Kite
Milvus milvus

Native Range: Eurasia

Notes: tail more deeply forked than that of the Black Kite, and plumage more rufous; flight buoyant and harrier-like.

light grey head; buoyant flight (Spain; 2006-06-10)

yellow cere and iris contrast with grey head (Spain; 2006-06-10)

flies buoyantly over forests and open areas (Spain; 2006-06-10)