Kites are smaller raptors with long wings and weak legs which spend a
great deal of time soaring. They occur naturally in the warmer regions of this
In general they will take live prey but mostly feed on dead
They are birds
of prey which along with hawks, eagles, Old World vultures and many others are in the
Together with less
closely related groups such as New World vultures and Osprey, they make up the diurnal bird of prey order
- Genus Elanus
- Genus Gampsonyx
A few of the Perninae are also called
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