The Red Kite is an agile, long winged, acrobatic bird of prey. The Red Kite is exceptionally graceful in the air sporting a light, buoyant, elastic flight style that has few equals. Identifying the Red Kite is no problem as it’s rusty plumage, bold white wing patches and contrasting black wing tips are very distinctive. The forked tail glows almost orange in bright sunlight. were common they may gather in large numbers to exploit good food sources.