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Red Kite Milvus milvus



Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bce+3bce+4bce

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened because it is experiencing a moderately rapid population decline, owing mostly to poisoning from pesticides and persecution, and changes in land-use amongst other threats. Despite the current rapid declines in southern Europe, if population increases in northern range states are sustained the species may qualify for downlisting in the future.



Population size: 50000-67000

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 11,800,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
Raptors MOU

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Milvus milvus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016.