Two birds of different subspecies drinking together.

Two birds of different subspecies drinking together.
Species: Black Kite   Milvus migrans
Subspecies: migrans/parasitus
Author: Josep del Hoyo
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Added to IBC: 13 Aug 2019 - 19:23
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Altitude (m): 
17 meters


The bird at left, with yellow cere but black bill, is of the European, migratory subspecies migrans, while the bird at right, with yellow cere and bill, is of the local subspecies parasitus, sometimes split with aegyptius as Yellow-bille Kite (Milvus aegyptius).

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Josep del Hoyo, IBC1601123. Accessible at

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Josep del Hoyo, IBC1601123. Video of Black Kite Milvus migrans at Kampanti, Gambia. Accessible at

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