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Brahminy kite

Haliastur indus

Description:

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. (Wikipedia)

Habitat:

Philippine Eagle Center


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2 Comments

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 4 years ago

Oh wow! I was an intern at the PEFI waaay back in 1994! I actually worked with one of the Brahminy Kites for a while. :) thanks for posting!

Alan Cajes
Alan Cajes 4 years ago

Thank you. Truly an amazing species

goldeneagle
goldeneagle 4 years ago

Oh my god , best picture of the species I've seen here , I love seeing them

Alan Cajes
Spotted by
Alan Cajes

Davao City, Philippines

Lat: 7.23, Long: 125.45

Spotted on Apr 25, 2015
Submitted on Apr 27, 2015

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