The Living Forest (175) : Red Kite
The Red Kite is a medium-large bird of prey that is almost entirely restricted to Europe, but in Belgium it’s a rare species.
With its reddish-brown plumage, it is considered in Great-Britain as ‘the most beautiful bird of prey of the land’.
The Red Kite is a typical inhabitant of deciduous forests and wet valleys with open habitats for foraging.
Dutch name : Rode Wouw
German name : Rotmilan
Latin name : Milvus milvus
Shot was made with a 850mm lens (500mm + 1,7x extender) out of this hunting cabin at -17°