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The Black Kite with the scientific name Milvus migrans is one of the medium-sized birds which belongs to the family Accipitridae.

The quick classification about Black kite is given below,

Kingdom Animalia 
 Phylum   Chordata 
 Class   Aves 
 Order   Falconiformes 
 Family   Accipitridae 
 Genus   Milvus 
 Species   Milvus migrans 

Physical Characteristics:

The Black Kite is one of the small birds in India. These species are distinguished from the Red Kite by its smaller size. It has less forked tail which is commonly visible in flight and it also has a plumage which is dark in colour and its plumage does not have any refocus. Both male and female black kites are alike. The Black kite's upper plumage is brown in colour and its neck tends to be paler. Its eyes which are behind the patch appear darker and very attractive. The feathers of these black kites are in black colour and these feathers have dark cross bars and sometimes these feathers are mottled at the base.

The lower parts of these black kites are in pale brown colour and it becomes lighter towards the chin of the black kite. These black kites body feathers have dark shafts which gives the streaked appearance during flight.

The cere and gape of these species are in yellow colour and its bill is in black colour. The legs of these species are in yellow colour and the claws of these species are of black colour. These species have a shrill whistle which is followed by a rapid whinning call.

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