Red Kite

Name: Red Kite

Scientific name: Milvus milvus

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 80

What are nature stars?

About: Once a very rare bird only to be found in central Wales, the Red Kite has been successfully reintroduced to several areas of the UK and can now be seen in parts of Scotland, in Yorkshire, the East Midlands and the Chilterns. A large, graceful bird of prey

How to identify: A large bird of prey, with long wings with black wing-tips and pale patches in the 'hand', and a long, reddish, v-shaped tail.

Where: Now found in several parts of the country.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 70
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 70
  • Cute factor: 30
  • Traveller: 40

Fantastic fact: Red Kites were common in Shakespearean London, where they fed on scraps in the streets.

Photograph credit: Wildstock

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