% Chicks/Successful breeding adults 1989 – 2006

RED KITES
A COMPARISON OF CHICKS PRODUCED BY REGION
% Chicks/Successful breeding adults 1989 – 2006

Number of breeding pairs of red kites
Percentage of Successful pairs in the UK
The number of red kite chicks reared

Percentage of red kite chicks/Breeding pairs of adults
Percentage of Chicks/Successful Breeding pairs of adults

Year

Wales

Southern England

Midlands

Yorkshire

Northen

Kites

North Scotland

Central Scotland

Dumfries
& Galloway

2006

1.42

2.03

2.12

2.08

1.5

2.19

2.20

1.93

2005

1.57

1.99

2.25

1.85

2.36

1.87

1.80

2004

1.47

1.87

2.04

2.32

2.67

1.88

1.50

2003

1.32

1.76

2.14

2.13

2.15

2.43

1.00

2002

1.39

1.84

2.26

2.22

2.72

2.27

2001

1.47

N/A

2.78

1.87

2.48

2.57

2000

1.36

2.15

2.20

2.00

2.47

2.00

1999

1.40

2.18

2.67

2.35

1.25

1998

1.55

2.20

1.50

2.20

2.50

1997

1.30

2.17

2.67

2.05

1996

1.32

2.42

2.44

1995

1.48

2.50

2.36

1994

1.41

2.18

1.86

1993

1.34

1.75

2.33

1992

1.60

2.25

1

1991

1.51

1990

1.57

1989

1.52


The Percentage of red kite Chicks per SUCCESSFUL Breeding Pair.

Prolificacy

When viewing this data it should be remembered that the re-introduced red kites are from the European continent and were taken from only those nests that were most prolific.
Welsh red kites are of a far greater natural diversity; hence the disparity in productivity.

Number of breeding pairs of red kites
Percentage of Successful pairs in the UK
The number of red kite chicks reared
Percentage of red kite chicks/Breeding pairs
Percentage of Chicks/Successful Breeding pairs