Red Kite

£47.50

Height 30 cm (12″)

An elegant and graceful bird of prey, with long wings and a forked tail. Female is larger than the male.

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Red Kite

An elegant and graceful bird of prey, with long wings and a forked tail. Female is larger than the male. Breeds in open moorland and hunts in moorlands, farmlands and other open areas.  It eats dead carrion including dead sheep, it was once a common bird useful for eating carrion in medieval times to clean up the streets. Persecution drove them near to extinction in Britain with only a few in Wales . Protection has helped the species recover. Call is a “pee-ooow

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Weight 1.75 kg

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