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A bird of prey with dark plumage and a slightly forked tail, feeding mainly by scavenging and found throughout much of the Old World.
- ‘On the high walls of the valley, I observed a black kite cruising along.’
- ‘Scientists also predicted that species like the black kite, cattle egret and great reed warbler, not currently found in Britain, could migrate there if warmer summer temperatures continued.’
- ‘On one occasion when he was in remote New South Wales he shot a bronzewing and a black kite swooped to steal his bird.’
- ‘Dozens of black kites wheel around the spire surveying the dusty gardens for dead meat and the church walls bask in sunshine.’
- ‘Earlier in the week I saw a black kite circling and cruising around the perimeter of the water.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.