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Brahminy Kite

Brahminy Kite
Photo Information
Copyright: Saurabh Sawant (mastermind_jinx) (39)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Canon EF 75-300mm USM III
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-18 10:35
Viewed: 3628
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus), also known as the Red-backed Sea-eagle, is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards and harriers.

This kite is a familiar sight in the skies of India,Pakistan , Bangladesh, and southeast Asia and as far south as New South Wales, Australia, through which region it is widespread and resident.

It has a typical kite flight, with wings angled, but its tail is rounded unlike the Milvus species, Red Kite and Black Kite, which have forked tails.

The Brahminy Kite is an attractive bird, with chestnut plumage except for the white head and breast and black wing tips. The juveniles are browner, but can be distinguished from both the resident and migratory races of Black Kite in Asia by the paler appearance, shorter wings and rounded tail.

This species nests in trees, often close to water. It feeds as a scavenger particularly on dead fish, crabs particularly in wetlands and marshland.

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Great shot, good colours and detail.

Hello Saurabh,
Good in flight Kite. Beautiful animal.
Well done

Wonderful picture.

Hi Saurabh,

Very good shot of this beautiful kite. Good sharpness, details and light! This raptor is really cool and I used to see it often when I was in Mumbai.

About your note: I encourage you to write something on your own about your picture and the subject. Your note is a direct copy from WIKIPEDIA.


Great shot and nice detail on the wing!

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