how to draw a kite bird

In this quick tutorial youll learn how to draw a Black Kite in 7 easy steps – great for kids and novice artists.

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How to Draw a Red Kite – Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Draw the head of the Red Kite to begin. Draw a small curved shape like an upside down U.

Step 2: Add a round eye and pupil to the drawn face. Add a small v shape for the beak. Since they are scavengers, they will consume trash and dead animals.

Step 3: Draw two smooth lines down and have them meet at a point to sketch the body.

Step 4: Draw a triangle behind the body with rounded, feathery tips at the bottom to represent the tail.

Step 5: Draw two curved lines at the top and numerous round feather shapes at the bottom to add a large wing as shown.

Step 6: Now, draw the right wing’s second wing to correspond with the left wing. When it becomes too cold, the Red Kite migrates by flying great distances.

Step 7: Sketch a tiny W to represent the form of the feet.

Step 8: At this point, give the Red Kite’s feather pattern more specific details. Lastly, add a few straight lines to the tail and a lot of tiny curves to the wings and body! Lastly, sketch a tree branch for the Hawk to perch on beneath the feet. Color the Red Kite a red-brownish color with white wing-tips.

How to Draw a Black Kite – Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Raptors that inhabit Asia, Australia, Europe, and Africa include Black Kites. To draw a black kite, start with the head. To form the beak and neck, draw a smaller curve underneath the larger one that represents the back of the head.

Step 2: Add the black kite’s beak and an eye. Due to their superior vision, black kites are able to identify their prey even in the high altitudes of the sky. Remember to include a line for his mouth and a tiny dot for his nostril.

Step 3: Sketch the bird’s chest with a long, slightly curved line and a smaller line for details.

Step 4: Next, draw the bird’s wing. For his back, draw a long line and then add numerous feathers. Their wings can stretch from 4-5 feet (140-150 cm) wide!.

Step 5: Draw a 
V’ shape with one side longer than the other to add one of the bird’s legs. Add a foot with some talons.

Step 6: Next, draw the bird’s other foot. To create the remainder of the bird’s body, draw a line from the foot to the tip.

Step 7: Last, add some pointy tail feathers. Your black kite is completed! The feathers of a black kite are either dark brown or black in color.


What does a kite bird look like in flight?

The Red Kite is brightly patterned with long wings and makes relaxed, elegant, ‘elastic’ wing beats in direct flight with wings slightly angled / arched. It soars with wings bowed and not raised in a ‘V’.

What makes a bird a kite?

kite, any of numerous birds of prey belonging to one of three subfamilies (Milvinae, Elaninae, Perninae) of the family Accipitridae. Typically, a kite is lightly built, with a small head, partly bare face, short beak, and long narrow wings and tail. Kites occur worldwide in warm regions.