LC
Black Kite Milvus migrans



Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Boddaert, 1783)

Red List Category

Click here for more information about the Red List categories and criteria

Justification of Red List category
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (extent of occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over 10 years or three generations). The population size is extremely large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in 10  years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.



Population size: 1000000-2499999

Population trend: Unknown

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 181,000,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Oceanic
Realm - Palearctic
Raptors MOU

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Milvus migrans. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016.