WoRMS taxon details

Milvus Lacepede, 1799

205396  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:205396)

accepted
Genus
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Size: large kite. Plumage: variable, brown or rufous; tail forked, wings rather long with rounded tips. Other details: bill...  
Description Size: large kite. Plumage: variable, brown or rufous; tail forked, wings rather long with rounded tips. Other details: bill small and weak; legs short, tarsus with transverse scutes in front, reticulate scales behind; feet weak with long sharp talons. Tail spread and twisted in flight; wings always bent at carpal joint. [details]
WoRMS (2018). Milvus Lacepede, 1799. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=205396 on 2018-12-12
Date
action
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1998-07-17 10:53:12Z
created
2017-10-02 08:42:01Z
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basis of record Brown, L.H., E.K. Urban & K. Newman (1982). The Birds of Africa, Volume I. Academic Press, London. [details]   
From other sources
Description Size: large kite. Plumage: variable, brown or rufous; tail forked, wings rather long with rounded tips. Other details: bill small and weak; legs short, tarsus with transverse scutes in front, reticulate scales behind; feet weak with long sharp talons. Tail spread and twisted in flight; wings always bent at carpal joint. [details]