Kite (bird)

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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 milvine kites as "large kites", and elanine kites as "small kites".

A few of the Perninae are also called kites.

In Mythology[edit]

Isis is said in Ancient Egyptian mythology to have taken the form of a kite in various situations in order to resurrect the dead.

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