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The Living Forest (175) : Red Kite

The Living Forest (175) : Red Kite

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Mark Billiau.


World Member, region Antwerp, Belgium

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°

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Mark Billiau.

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