black kite

noun

Definition of black kite

: a large brown hawk (Milvus migrans) that feeds chiefly on carrion and is an important scavenger over much of the Old World

History and Etymology for black kite

so called from its dark color

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“Black kite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20kite. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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