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Brahminy Kite

Brahminy Kite
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-19 2:44
Viewed: 3142
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) also known as the Red-backed Sea-eagle in Australia, is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards and harriers. They are found in the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and Australia. They are found mainly on the coast and in inland wetlands where they feed on dead fish and other prey. Adults have a reddish brown plumage and a contrasting white head and breast which makes them easy to distinguish from other birds of prey.
The Brahminy Kite is distinctive and contrastingly coloured, 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. The pale patch on the underwing carpal region is of a squarish shape and separated from Buteo buzzards.

Beak of Haliastur showing the characteristic circular nostril
The Brahminy Kite is about the same size as the Black Kite (Milvus migrans) and 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 two genera are however very close.
The call is a mewing keeyew.

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一副很有沈思的姿態 第一次見到這鷹 真是漂亮
構圖美麗 背景漂亮

Hello Saad!
Simply nice and graceful posture of this eagle!You have captured it well with great sharpness and details. Thanks for sharing,

majestic pose, TFS Ori

great pose great bird, against the lighting bg a very good photo!
regards Foozi

Hello Foozi,
Today you are my neighbour.What an excellent picture of this Kite even in such disturbing bright BG light!
Details are nice with splendid colour.Like it Foozi.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Ciao Foozi. Very good details and sharp against the white BG. Beautiful colours.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-08-19 6:28]

Hello Foozi,
Beautidul photo of this Brahminy Kite in a nice contrast against the light background. Beautiful natural colours and good sharpness in an attractive composition.

Hello Foozi,
Wow!wonderful catch with great details and a lovely composition.TFS.

Hi Foozi,
beautiful bird. Excellent point of view. Amazing natural colours. Very good composition.
Thanks for sharing,

hallo Foozi
SUPER!! good picture with great details and good BG
i like this beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

This is an adorable capture of a beautiful Kite, Foozi.
Perched on a stake, the bird looks regal and elegant.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful shot.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-08-19 9:50]

Hello Foozi.
I like it very much! You have done well to capture this kite in good lighting - with superb Details, pleasing bg. Great job!Regards Siggi

Hello Foozi,
Splendid bird of prey. Excellent details, colors and focus.
A very rare moment to catch such a beauty!

Ciao Foozi, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-19 14:58]

Hi Foozi,in pose for your camera as a movie star,this kite is really beautifula fantastic capture whit the best details and colors in an original grey background too,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

hello Foozi.
beauty! great picture of this Brahminy Kite with good detail and colour.
nice composition also.
best wishes,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-08-20 2:17]

Hello Foozi,
Very majestic this Brahminy Kite. And so well shown with fine colours and perfect composition. A great shot, indeed.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-08-21 1:38]

Hi Foozi.
It is great that you had a chance to take so majestic bird. The simple scene is very nice and impressive and details of the bird and dry trunk are perfect too. Warm regards and TFS.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-08-23 2:02]

Hi Foozi,
what a wonderful photo,
excellent sharpness for amazing details,
lovely composition, lighting , BG !
Well done !
Best regards !

Salam alaikum akhi Foozi
What a great shot of famous Haliastur indus, one of my dream species. Great details and colors. Blurry BG and exposure also great as like composition.
Thanks for sharing this beauty. Well done.

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