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Yellow Billed Kite

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As its name suggests, you can spot the Yellow Billed Kite by its brightly coloured beak. Widely found in Sub-Saharan Africa, it was thought to be related to the Black Kite, but genetic tests show that it is actually a separate species altogether.

Some of these birds will migrate into Southern Africa in the summer and then leave again in the autumn. The Yellow Billed Kite’s diet mainly consists of small vertebrates like mice and rats, but they’re not fussy and will eat almost anything they can scavenge!

Conservation status | Least concern

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Scientific name

Milvus aegyptius






Up to 25 years in captivity

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