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Black Kite Milvus migrans  
Black Kite
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :Dabhala, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Date : 4 May 2013
English synonyms:Common Kite, Pariah Kite, Black-eared Kite (lineatus), European Black Kite
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, Bazas, Honey-buzzards, Eagles, Kites, Vultures, Harriers & Buzzards
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Individual with a badly overgrown beak. Normally, the beak of a bird keeps its proper shape by wearing down during feeding. Captive birds of prey which get no bones in their food typically form such overgrown bills. There is also something wrong with the kite's eye, (by that, I do not mean the fact that the nictitating membrane can seen, although an eye problem may cause that membrane to be showing here). - Hans Peeters