French: Bondrée à plastron German: Schwarzbrustmilan Spanish: Milano pechinegro
Other common names: Black-breasted Kite
interior of New South Wales, Australia.
Australia; absent or very rare in S & E.
51–61 cm; 1150–1450 g; wingspan 141–156 cm. Adult has mostly black body, short tail and white patches in wings. Distinguished from related Lophoictinia... read more
Usually silent, even in aerial courtship. During interactions with other species and in vicinity of... read more
Arid to semi-arid woodlands, savannas, grassy plains and deserts of tropical N and arid C... read more
Food and feeding
Mammals, birds, reptiles, carrion, and occasionally large insects; prefers young rabbits, nestling birds (including those of other raptors... read more
Jun–Jan, usually Sep–Dec. Solitary, but sometimes nests near raptors of other species; usually monogamous but one record of... read more
Poorly understood; apparently some resident and some migratory populations. Breeding birds... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Global population estimate is 1000–10,000 individuals. Generally uncommon and has declined in SE of range from forest... read more
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