The red kite (Milvus milvus) is a medium-large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards, and harriers.
Two subspecies are recognised:
The subspecies M. m. fasciicauda is almost certainly extinct.
The following figures (mostly estimates) have been collated from various sources. They cover most of the countries in which red kites are believed to have bred.
Only few observation near the Danube Delta.
photo: Mihai BACIU