Red kite Milvus milvus, photographed by Juan.

Belongs within: Accipitridae.

The Milvinae are a cosmopolitan group of medium-sized kites. Milvines are predators of small animals, including insects and molluscs; many species are also scavengers. The tail is forked distally in members of the genus Milvus but rounded in species of Haliastur.

    |--Haliastur LM05
    |    |--H. indus (Boddaert 1783) [=Falco indus] WS48
    |    |    |--H. i. indus WS48
    |    |    |--H. i. girrenera (Vieillot 1822) (see below for synonymy) WS48
    |    |    `--H. i. intermedius J06
    |    |--H. leucosternus N87
    |    `--H. sphenurus (Vieillot 1818) [=Milvus sphenurus] WS48
    `--Milvus Lacépède 1799 CC10
         |--*M. milvus (Linnaeus 1758) CC10, M02 [=Falco milvus CC10; incl. Corvus crassipennis Giebel 1847 M02]
         |    |--M. m. milvus D56
         |    `--M. m. aegyptiacus D56
         |--M. brachypterus Jánossy 1977 M02
         |--M. deperditus Milne-Edwards 1871 M02
         |--M. govinda B66
         |--M. incertus Gaillard 1939 [=Promilio incertus] M02
         |--M. melanotis S89
         |--M. migrans (Boddaert 1783) CC10 (see below for synonymy)
         |    |--M. m. migrans LM05
         |    |--M. m. lineatus VP89
         |    `--M. m. parasitus LM05
         `--M. regalis D66

Haliastur indus girrenera (Vieillot 1822) [=Haliaeetus girrenera; incl. Haliastur indus subleucosternus Mathews 1912] WS48

Milvus migrans (Boddaert 1783) CC10 [=Falco migrans CC10; incl. M. affinis Gould 1838 CC10, M. migrans affinis WS48, M. aterrimus Mathews 1912 CC10, M. korschun napieri Mathews 1912 CC10]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B66] Bulger, G. E. 1866. List of birds observed at Wellington, Neilgherry Hills, about 6000 feet above the level of the sea, during the months of April and May, 1866. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1866: 568–571.

[CC10] Checklist Committee (OSNZ). 2010. Checklist of the Birds of New Zealand, Norfolk and Macquarie Islands, and the Ross Dependency, Antarctica 4th ed. Ornithological Society of New Zealand and Te Papa Press: Wellington.

[D56] Dawes, B. 1956. The Trematoda with special reference to British and other European forms. University Press: Cambridge.

[Do66] Dohrn, H. 1866. Synopsis of the birds of Ilha do Principe, with some remarks on their habits and descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1866: 324–332.

[D66] Dresser, H. E. 1866. Notes on the breeding of the booted eagle (Aquila pennata). Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1866: 377–380.

[J06] Johnstone, R. E. 2006. The birds of Gag Island, Western Papuan islands, Indonesia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 23 (2): 115–132.

[LM05] Lerner, H. R. L., & D. P. Mindell. 2005. Phylogeny of eagles, Old World vultures, and other Accipitridae based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 37: 327–346.

[M02] Mlíkovský, J. 2002. Cenozoic Birds of the World. Part 1: Europe. Ninox Press: Praha.

[N87] North, A. J. 1887. List of references to authentic descriptions of Australian birds' eggs. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (4): 1163–1174.

[S89] Salvadori, T. 1889. Viaggio di Leonardo Fea nella Birmania e nelle regioni vicine. XIX.—Uccelli raccolti nei Monti Carin a nord-est di Tounghoo, nel Pegù presso Rangoon e Tounghoo e nel Tenasserim presso Malewoon. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Serie 2a, 7: 369–438.

[VP89] Viney, C., & K. Phillipps. 1989. Birds of Hong Kong 5th ed. Government Printer: Hong Kong.

[WS48] Whittell, H. M., & D. L. Serventy. 1948. A systematic list of the birds of Western Australia. Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery of Western Australia, Special Publication 1: 1–126.

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