Kite bird

   The kite is a bird that flies well because of its sleek lines and long, forked tail. Toy kites got their name from this bird which was once common in Great Britain. It is found today in warm parts of Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. All except the American species are scavengers.
   Kites are birds of prey which, along with hawks and eagles, are from the family Accipitridae.
   Kites are raptors with long wings and weak legs which spend a great deal of time soaring. Most kites feed mainly on carrion but some take various amounts of live prey.

Kite (Milvus migrans)