Red Kite (Milvus milvus)

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One of the first Red Kite casualties I got in direct from a customer, it was found dead during the really bad winter. With the amount of Kites around I was suppressing it took so long. Kites are now well established and amazingly the Common Buzzard is also doing really well. When I started taxidermy it was a real rarity to get one now they are a lot more common and with the decrease of there hunting areas and increase in our roads and Road Traffic,  accidents (RTA) are more common. In the UK Kites and Buzzards need A10 Licences  to be sold unless Victorian.


Red Kite:
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
(or Accipitriformes)
Family: Accipitridae
Subfamily: Milvinae
Genus: Milvus
Species: M. milvus