Kite (bird)

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Kites
Black Kite
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes (or Accipitriformes, q.v.)
Family: Accipitridae
Genera


Kites are raptors. They have long wings and weak legs. They spend most of the time soaring. Most feed mainly on carrion. Some take live prey.

They are birds of prey which, along with hawks and eagles, are from the family Accipitridae.

Species list[change | edit source]

A few of the Perninae are also called kites.