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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Black Kite (Manipuri Name - Umaibi)

Delhi - India Gate - May 2012

The Black Kite (Milvus migrans) is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors. Unlike others of the group, they are opportunistic hunters and are more likely to scavenge. They spend a lot of time soaring and gliding in thermals in search of food. Their angled wing and distinctive forked tail make them easy to identify. This kite is widely distributed through the temperate and tropical parts of Eurasia and parts of Australasia and Oceania, with the temperate region populations tending to be migratory. Several subspecies are recognized and formerly had their own English names. The European populations are small, but the South Asian population is very large.


  1. umaibi gi lousing, sathiba, hei singba amadi thamoi kanba hainaribani. mamit yamna thouba uchek amasu oibata nattana mapangan yamna kanba uchek amani