Common passage migrant and scarce winter visitor. One of Afro-Eurasia’s most widespread raptors, often foraging close to humans, even in cities and rubbish tips.
Where in Kuwait
Up to 150 Kites used to winter regularly at the dump site in Sulaibiya and is seen regularly on passage migration in both singles and small flocks.
In the world
With a distribution that spreads over four continents, the black kite is probably the world’s most abundant bird of prey where it occupies a wide variety of natural and artificial habitats.
Overall the population has declined owing to poisoning, shooting, pollution of water and over-use of pesticides.