Milvus migrans (Black Kite)

Found:
30.11.-0001
Added:
27.07.2018

Discussion

Found in a crop area in Central Spain some weeks ago. There is a river nearby.
Moritz
It is a secondary from a booted eagle. Vg
Alex
Administrator
I think it's from red kite
Sergio López Martín
I'm the owner of the feather. Some people have told me it is from a black kite. What do you think? I believe red kite is not possible as there are no red kites here at the moment (as far as I know). Booted eagle might be right too.
Val
Red kite? I doubt it. I’ve never seen red kite secondaries like this. Black kite likely, booted eagle, might be an option, but there aren’t lots of secondary refs on this site or anywhere else so it’s hard to tell. I’m leaning towards the black kite. Did you see any birds of prey in the area?
Néstor
En el centro de España habitan ambas especies. Yo me decantaría más por el milano negro que por águila calzada. Aunque me resulta complicado. Las secundarias de Águila calzada que yo veo, cuando no están desgastadas, se aprecia un borde crema en el extremo. Lo malo es que se desgasta fácilmente y terminan pareciéndose a las del milano negro.

Identification

Milvus migrans (Black Kite)
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