Kite Information and Species Listing
Birds of PreyThe Sport of Falconry

Kites are smaller birds of preyfound worldwide in warm regions. These birds of prey mostly feed on insects, rodents and reptiles. Below are images of the different kite species. Each image is linked to the respective species page – with more photos and in-depth information about their distribution, reproductive and dietary habits, detailed description, and more.

Flying Red Kite

Brahminy Kite
(Haliastur indus)

Grey-headed Kite

Black Kite

Black-breasted Buzzard aka Black-breasted Kite

Male Snail Kite

Pearly Kite

Black-shouldered Kite

Black-winged Kite
Swallow-tailed Kite
Mississippi Kites

Plumbeous Kite
White-tailed Kite
Double-toothed Kite
Scissor-tailed Kite
Letter-winged Kite
Yellow-billed Kite

Square-tailed Kite
Hook-billed Kite
Whistling Kite
with fish


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