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Ken spots a Red Kite at Ainsa
Ken spots a Red Kite.

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visentinyou mean

visentin

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the "Gypaète Barbu" ?
Posted Dec 7, 2010 4:16 am

NanulsRe: you mean

Nanuls

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This is defo a Red Kite (Milvus milvus). Nice shot btw.
Posted Dec 7, 2010 6:29 am

visentinRe: you mean

visentin

Voted 10/10

OK, I get it :)
Posted Dec 7, 2010 6:55 am

DrJonnieTwitching!

DrJonnie

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Both you guys are correct.
The Spanish name mentioned by Visentin, we saw on an information board on top of the castle walls at Ainsa.

I guess Dan lives very close to Red Kite central in Mid-Wales so they're probably as common as pidgeons in his area. I've never seen one in the south of England though.

cheers Johnnie
Posted Dec 8, 2010 1:34 pm

visentinRe: Twitching!

visentin

Voted 10/10

I'm afraid the Gypaète (Gypaetus barbatus) is a bird a bit different. The red kite is Milvus milvus
Posted Dec 8, 2010 3:21 pm

DrJonniewhoops!

DrJonnie

Hasn't voted

sorry guys,
I was reacting from memory after a long drive from Liverpool to Essex and obviously that didn't work in my case. The Gypaetus Barbatus is as the latin name describes it, a Bearded Vulture, not the Red Kite, which I believe has the common Spanish name of "Milano Real" (and as you say "Milvus Milvus" in taxonomy terms)
I will try and do better next time.

cheers Johnnie

I hope
Posted Dec 9, 2010 5:58 am

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