我城的守護鳥 – 黑鳶 black kite, our city guardian

麻鷹並不討人愛,但香港人對牠們有特別的親切感。因為牠們經常盤旋市區上空,展示高難度飛行,穿插玻璃大樓間。

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.

 

辨識蠻容易,尾巴有點像魚尾,寬大的翼尖有六個羽指。

曾經,辦公室在尖沙嘴海港城的商務大樓,不知多少次,我們在會議室工作的時候,麻鷹大哥大姐不忙飛過,最初有點驚嚇,到後來有一陣子不見便會牽念。

而每次走到山頂一處山谷,或者在香港仔郊野公園的上壩,一定會逗留多刻,看著牠們悠然盤飛和飆嘯。

感覺黑鳶是這城的守護鳥。

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

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