identification please

To: "Tom and Mandy Wilson" <>
Subject: identification please
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 21:38:53 +1100

Milvus lineatus is now split from M. migrans and is listed in the Index to Organism Names. Brazil, in "Birds of East Asia" uses M. lineatus - Black-eared Kite, but the split does not appear to have made it to the IOC list yet.


Carl Clifford

On 16/11/2009, at 8:32 PM, Tom and Mandy Wilson wrote:

Is that Milvus migrans (lineatus) or is lineatus now regarded as a separate species? My world bird checklist (downloaded from ) does not show it as a separate species and my copy of The Birds of Hong Kong and South China (Viney, Philips & Lam) also shows it as a different sub-species of our own Black Kite.
Tom Wilson

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