Yellow-billed Kite was formerly classified as a subspecies of the Black Kite (Milvus migrans), but morphological differences had long been suggesting otherwise. Genetics has shown, without discussion, a considerable divergence between the two, at least as great as that between Black kite and Red kite (Milvus milvus)! Yellow-billed Kite is an abundant and widespread species in sub-Saharan Africa, localised in North Africa (Egypt) and marginally present in the Middle East.
[Species #88 of the Holistic Encyclopedia of Birds project]
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