Red Kite

Where can I see the Red Kite

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The Red Kite is the largest bird of prey in the UK with an enormous wingspan. A male can measure up to 110cm (around 3.5 feet), making it noticeably larger than most other raptors! A female can be slightly smaller, around 100cm (3 foot). Despite its size they are agile birds and incredible acrobats which makes them fun to watch in flight. They also have a distinctive red shoulder patch when in flight which is why they are commonly referred to as 'the red kite' or 'kites'.

Red Kites make a beautiful sight against the backdrop of a clear blue sky, and they're definitely worth a visit if you get the chance.

Animal population
21 000 – 25 000
Population
IUCN Classification
Near Threatened (NT)
IUCN Classification
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Geeky Facts about the Red Kite

Fact 1

They mainly eat carrion and worms, but opportunistic and will occasionally take small mammals.

Fact 2

The males and the females are similar in color.

Fact 3

They hunt on the wing, soaring and circling over open ground.

Tours where I can see the Red Kite

Toubkal
Toubkal

Toubkal

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Morocco
Tour type
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Small group
Activity level
Activity Level
3 - Average

6 days from

£975 / person

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Snowshoe & Snowmobile
Snowshoe & Snowmobile

Snowshoe & Snowmobile

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France
Tour type
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Small group
Activity level
Activity Level
3 - Average

4 days from

£815 / person

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UK 3 Peaks Challenge
UK 3 Peaks Challenge

UK 3 Peaks Challenge

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United Kingdom
Tour type
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Small group
Activity level
Activity Level
3 - Average

4 days from

TBC / person

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