This bird is a frequent "visitor" at a lake south west of Berlin, GERMANY. enter image description here

For more pictures here's a link: https://goo.gl/photos/ADVSZwbDQUpbomCBA


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It's a BLACK KITE (Milvus migrans). I bet you took the pics this summer because the great majority of the population is in Africa at the moment.

It is a black kite because:

  • rather uniform dark brown color
  • squared tail (it form a shallow v during gliding)
  • uniform underwing color and lighter head is a shared with marsh harrier but the absence of darker patch around the eye, the dark shoulder and 6 digitated primaries assure us is a black kite.

Here is a picture for reference: Milvus migrans


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