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Black-eared Kite

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Milvus migrans lineatus Alternate name
Milvus lineatus? Scientific name
Accipitriformes Order
Acciptridae Family
61 cms Length
Open countryside. Siberia to Amurland S around Himalaya to N India, N Indochina and S China; Japan. Northern inland birds migrate to E Persian Gulf coast and S Asia in winter Habitat
Insects,small lizards,snakes, birds & mammals Food  
3339 - TSN: 561120 World Number
Least Concern Status

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Danish: Sortřret Glente
German: Schwarzmilan-lineatus, Sibirischer Schwarzmilan
English: Black eared Kite, Black kite, Black Kite (Black-eared), Blackeared Kite, Black-eared Kite, East Palearctic Black Kite
Estonian: ida-harksaba
French: Milan brun, Milan sibérien
Hebrew: דיה שחורת אוזן
Italian: Nibbio bruno, Nibbio guancenere
Japanese: tobi
Japanese: トビ
Korean: 솔개
Latin: Milvus lineatus, Milvus migrans [lineatus Group], Milvus migrans lineatus, Milvus migrans lineatus/formosanus
Lithuanian: Juodaskruostis peslys
Dutch: Oostelijke Zwarte Wouw
Polish: kania syberyjska
Slovak: haja ciernosluchá
Vietnamese: Diều hâu lineatus
Chinese: 黑耳鸢
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