black kite

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 12 Apr. 2024.

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