(Accipitridae; Ϯ Red Kite M. milvus) L. milvus  kite (cf. specific name Falco milvus Linnaeus, 1758); "MILAN, Milvus.  Bec, tête, base du bec et ailes des Buses; tarse court et foible." (de Lacépède 1799); "Milvus Lacépède, Table Ois., 1799, p. 4. Type, by tautonymy, Falco milvus Linné." (Peters 1931, 1, 202). Thanks, initially, to reintroductions, the Red Kite is undergoing an expansion of range in the UK.
Var. Nilvus.
Synon. Hydroictinia, Ictinus.

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 16 February 2019).