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Milvus migrans affinisGould, 1838

Black kite (affinis)

Image acquired with permission from the Natural History Museum at Tring, United Kingdom. Specimen collected by A. R. Wallace. Specimen locality: Makassar
Label transcription: [Collected by A.R. Wallace. 1856 milvus affinis. Gould. ♀ Makassar 16. small race. / Milvus govinda but a smaller bird] [No. Brit. Mus. Reg. Milvus affinis. Gould. Loc. Makassar Ex. Coll. Wallace]

Species known to occur in Singapore.
Imaged Wallace Specimen from Makassar.

Taxon Information

Vertebrata: Aves: Accipitriformes: Accipitridae (Kites, Hawks & Eagles)
Taxon Name (original as given on label):
Milvus migrans affinis ; Milvus affinis
A.R. Wallace
Locality of Specimen:
Makassar, Timor
Specimen Repository:
Natural History Museum Tring