This video is about a black kite (Milvus migrans).
From the Washington Post in the USA:
U.S. aircraft at the sprawling Bagram air base in Afghanistan are coming under increasing attack — not from al-Qaeda or Taliban fighters but from “many small songbirds, pigeons, Magpies, Hawks and Black Kites,” according to a bid request for a “bird control services” contract issued by the Army last month.
Previous attempts at controlling the birds have failed. Personnel have shot “bangers and screamers” at the birds — rockets that can travel hundreds of yards as they give off a siren-like noise, followed by a loud bang. Shotguns have been tried, too.
There were 125 bird strikes against aircraft taking off, landing or taxiing at Bagram from January through Nov. 1, a sharp increase from the 78 recorded in the same period last year, according to officials at the base. So now the military is seeking a private contractor to provide “personnel, equipment, tools, materials, supervision, falconry and other items and services necessary to perform Bird Control Services at Bagram.” …
The spike in bird strikes is due to additional flights at Bagram as the pace of U.S. military operations in the country has increased. The airfield — home to the Air Force’s 455th Air Expeditionary Wing as well as U.S. Army and other coalition aircraft — is now Afghanistan’s busiest.
“Afghanistan poses its own set of unique wildlife challenges, particularly during spring and fall migration seasons,” Brig. Gen. Mike Holmes, the commander of the 455th, said in a statement.
“Severe” bird activity occurs 15 percent of the time, when large soaring birds fly over the runways or in the runway flight paths, posing “a severe threat to aircraft,” he said. At those times, all takeoffs and landings must be approved by the operations group commander.
“The worst period of the year is definitely March to May,” when the birds’ spring migration takes place, Holmes said.
Afghan people face a winter of famine: here.
The F-22 Raptor is a plane designed in the early 90s to fight the planes the Soviet Union didn’t build in the late 80s. The reason we’ve never used the Raptor in Iraq is it doesn’t work in places where there are wars: here.