Lost in the desert, the banks of the Nile are a biotope prized by many animal and vegetal species, brought to coexist in this restricted territory. The most opportunistic, like kites, soon became Humans’ commensals, for whom they are a familiar figure of their animal folklore. However they are fascinating into the eyes of Pharaoh’s artists, fauna and flora are perceived through the filter of cosmovision which gives them a symbolic value that is more or less strong and polysemic. As a cultural product, how far could pharaonic drawing be naturalistic? Beyond identifying a specific taxon, the renewal of ethological approaches to the History of Egyptian art, allows us to better understand the functioning of the selection process that leads the illustrator to compose a formal content to the attention of its audiences, attentive to the updating of its founding myths.