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Red Kite (Milvus milvus)

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$138.75
Steve  Liptrot

Blaenavon, United Kingdom

Sizing Information

Small 8.0" x 8.0"
Medium 12.0" x 12.0"
Large 16.0" x 16.0"
Note: Image size. Matboard and frame increase size of final product

Features

  • Custom-made box or flat frame styles
  • High-quality timber frame finishes to suit your decor
  • Premium Perspex - clearer and lighter than glass
  • Exhibition quality box or flat frame styles

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Artist's Description

Legally protected during the early middle-ages, because of it would clear human refuse from around towns & cities. Declared vermin (possibly due to also preying on domestic fowl), by UK Government acts in 16th century, & decision made to kill all of them throughout England & Wales. By late 18th century, all had been killed in England (also Scotland), & few pairs survived in Mid-Wales (Twyi & Cothi valleys). In the late 19th century, J.H.Salter, a professor of Botany at Aberystwyth University & a group of landowners & individuals set up an unofficial protection programme, which over a hundred years, maintained the small population. The low point of the population in the UK was between 1931 & 1935, where only two of the eleven pairs in Wales successfully bred. In 1997 the estimated world population was around 20,000 breeding pairs, with 230 pairs being in Great Britain (the majority – 145 – in Wales). Currently there are around 200 breeding pairs in Wales. There is a release program to various sites in England – the kites usually are from Spain or Sweden. Red Kites are mainly under threat from illegal killing, both by shooting & poisoning, & from egg-collectors. The Red Kite is a species protected by special penalties in the UK, if kept in captivity, it must be ringed & registered.

Nikon D300 – Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens
Featured in the Nikon DSLR Users group MAR 2011.
Featured in the Paws and Claws group MAR 2011.
Featured in the Birds! Birds! Birds! group MAR 2011.
Featured in the Amazing Wildlife group MAR 2011.
Featured in the Images of Endearment group JULY 2011.
Featured in the High Quality Images group JULY 2011.
Featured in the Wonder of Wings group JULY 2011.
Runner up in the Weekend Photographer – Birds of Prey Challenge APR 2011.

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