BLACK KITE

(Milvus migrans)

(See also Yellow-billed Kite [next])

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Roberts VI / VII 126 / 348
Clements 2000 30.0310
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
30-29

 

A medium bird (about 55 cm) found in Africa, Madagascar, Eurasia and Australasia. In southern Africa it is a very common non breeding migrant from the Palaearctic regions. It is highly maneuverable and frequents roads for kills.

 

List of Stamps showing Black Kite

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

 Alderney 0186   2002  27p 
 Alderney 0191 ms    2002 27p
China 3481 2105 1987 8f
China (Taiwan) 2516 2487 1998 $10
China (Taiwan) 2517 2488 1998 $10
Gibraltar 0381  0355 1977 6p
Hong Kong 0570  0538 1988 $1.70
Ivory Coast     2003 200f
Korea (North) 2453m 2521m 1984 80ch
Lesotho 1862   2001 70s
Lithuania     2000 2l
Maldives 1620b 2086 1994 40r
Mali     1999 460f
Mongolia 0581 0605 1970 1t30
Ryukyu Islands 0144 0138 1963 3c
Vietnam Republic 0480 1235 1982 50x
Yemen Peoples
 Democratic Republic
0104 0118 1971 100f