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RED KITE ? Montagu's Harrier ? black kite

Observed: 14th June 2012 By: trevrobtrevrob’s reputation in Birdstrevrob’s reputation in Birdstrevrob’s reputation in Birds
ADJ 115
adj 114
Description:

the 2 photos are ther same please confirm what this is thanks

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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This is a kite, not a

This is a kite, not a harrier. Monty's is grey in the adult male, brown with a white rump in other plumages. It is a very slender bird with a much longer tail than this. Hen H is similar. Marsh H has no plumage that resembles this one. The only debate that might be had is whether it is Red or Black. I am not sure why I was less than certain in my ID (I think the mouse slipped), but the underwing pattern and squarish tail leave us nothing but Black Kite.

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black kite

thank you all for your comments so far

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black kite

thanks murdo for your help