Kite - the bird is quite large and predatory.It lives mainly in the Old World.Weak and hooked beak - that's the main difference between these birds from other birds of prey.In addition, they have very short legs, but quite large and very long wings.
Life of kites
Bird kite (photo №1) - This is not a golden eagle!It is not as grand!Kites - clumsy, lazy, and not very brave bird.Their mission is quite slow, but is tireless!They gain great height, even the most watchful eye does not see them!At the same time, a kite - a bird quite clever!He does not make the slightest labor to distinguish the common man from hunter game.In addition, the vultures avoid the places where they frightened.
Their everyday diet - it is small mammals, snakes and lizards, frogs and insects.Very rarely do they have to conduct their own hunt for birds.Place gnezdovok they are on the tops of trees.Nest is lined kites dirty rags, paper scraps and other garbage.Masonry consists of 3-4 eggs.Female incubates them.The eggs are white with a brown pattern.Incubation lasts about five and a half weeks.Typically, fly out of the nest one or a couple of chicks.Kite - mainly migratory bird, but sometimes there are sedentary population.
"orderlies" trade economy
Kites - a kind of sanitation fishing and hunting field.It has been proven that the benefits which they offer to the birds far exceeds the harm that they can cause, eating small birds and chicks of the brood field and meadow game.
These predators are not very numerous in terms of species diversity.Zoologists were only 8 species of these birds.Perhaps the most famous is considered red kite, living on the territory of the Far East to Spain!About him and talk.
This kind of feathered predator can be easily distinguished from all others by its strongly forked tail.Outwardly it (tail) recalls two-pronged fork, so some zoologists call it forked.Red Kite - the bird is very bright!His head and neck are painted in white color with strips of black and brown, breast him red ("rust"), the abdomen is the same.Shoulders and back - brown-black flight feathers and wings - black.They feed on carrion predators red, snuloy fish, frogs, reptiles, small mammals and invertebrates.
This kind of kites is quite easy to tame.Interestingly, caught red sly at first pretends to be dead.So it is as long as it realizes that all his attempts to fool hunters in vain!
Red Kite Quite often confused with his fellow - black.But they differ markedly in their size!Black Kite is much less red.Its plumage is darker.It extends this kind of much wider than the first.Across Russia, it is home to black vulture.In addition, the red kite is very similar to the so-called kite-parasite found in Africa.Many zoologists categorically opposed to allocate kite-parasite as a separate species.