麻鷹的正名是黑鳶。很有意境 – 黑色的風箏。
black kites are not a pleasing creature, but hongkongers are fond of them; we often see them hovering over our city, exhibiting their skillful flight, gliding between skyscrapers.
i would say, black kite is the guardian of this city.
it is a spectacle to see them in the wild. my usual spots are a valley up on the peak and at aberdeen country park around the upper dam. I am yet to visit “the place” at magazine gap; people said that at dusk one can see hundreds of them.
it is not difficult to identify them. their tails look a bit like fish tail, and they have six “fingers” on the wing.
black kite 黑鳶 (milvus migrans) – kingdom: animalia 動物界 | phylum: chordata脊索動物門 | class: aves鳥綱 | order: falconiformes (or accipitriformes, q.v.) 隼形目 | family : accipitridae 鷹科 | genus: milvus 鳶屬 | species: m. migrans 種：黑鳶