Friday, September 14, 2007

Red Kite

The red kite's tail is like a rudder moving from side to side. It's talons are slightly curved. Long wings are adapted to lengthly periods in the air and provide a high degree of maneuverability. Their life span is up to 26 years. They mainly eat medium size mammals, birds, and reptiles. They lay about two to four eggs, and the breeding season is from March to July. They live around Europe and about 90 percent are in Germany, France and Spain. There is a small but growing number in Britain, with a few in Morocco and the Cape Verde Islands.

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