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Red Kite

Bird trail red kite

This magnificently graceful bird of prey is unmistakable with its reddish-brown body, angled wings and deeply forked tail.

It was saved from national extinction by one of the world's longest-running protection programmes. It has now been successfully re-introduced to England and Scotland.

Length:
60-66cm
Wingspan:
175-195cm
Weight:
800-1,300g
Population :
4,600 pairs

Source: RSPB.org.uk