||England and Spain
Red Kite is distributed in most of Europe and part of north Africa. See the distribution map at xeno-canto. After much persecution, a relict population survived in Wales and now,
through reintroductions and a rapid spread, there are populations in England and Scotland. From being a rarity in Suffolk a few years ago it is now
not unusual to see a Red Kite.
||It is an extremely graceful bird with a whitish head,
chestnut body and upper tail, black tips to its long wings, a conspicuous white patch at the base of the primaries and a long, deeply forked
It needs woodland for nesting and roosting but more open country for
hunting its prey.