Kite is a common name for birds of the family Accipitridae. Some authors use the terms "hovering kite" and "soaring kite" to distinguish between Elanus and the milvine kites, respectively. The groups may also be differentiated by size, referring to Large kites and Small Kites. Totaly four species from this groups can be found and occurs in Indonesia, are Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus), Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus), Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus) and Black Kite (Milvus migrans). All of them is protecting by Indonesia law (e.g. UU No.5, 1990 ; PP 7 and 8, 1999), Least Concern (IUCN), Appendix II CITES.
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