Definition of Milvus migrans
1. Noun. Dark Old World kite feeding chiefly on carrion.
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Literary usage of Milvus migrans
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1. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"... larger and darker blotches, which give the eggs a very handsome appearance. Axis, 2-1-2'35 inches; diam., 17-175. II. THE BLACK KITE. milvus migrans. ..."
2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"So DV, Deut., xiv, 13, translates ru'ah, possibly substituted by a scribe's error for dä'ah, and very likely meaning the black kite (milvus migrans). ..."
3. Scripture Natural History by Henry Chichester Hart (1888)
"There are two common species of kite in Palestine, the kite or red kite (Milvus ictinus), and the black kite (milvus migrans), and two rarer sorts, ..."