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Brahminy Kite

Haliastur indus

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Spotted at the Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary.Resembled the more commonly seen Brahminy Kite, except that it has a yellow-throat, hence 'Yellow-throated' in its name, but have not been able to locate such a name on the net. According to NoahCitizen, "there is apparently a subspecies of brahminy kite that has more tan-cinnamon-yellowish feathers on the throat and breast."

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7 Comments

TL
TL 7 years ago

ah yes, I forgot!

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

I am pretty sure that this is a Brahminy Kite. Please add the scientific name to the spotting. Thanks in advance.

TL
TL 7 years ago

Thanks Noah for the research. Let's call it a Brahminy Kite then, until someone objects...I looked to see if there was a way to contact the Cotiago Wildlife Sanctuary, but no contact info on the internet.

Noah Citizen
Noah Citizen 7 years ago

There is apparently a subspecies of brahminy kite that has more tan-cinnamon-yellowish feathers on the throat and breast. It could be that one, as it is located usually on the coast. I never found a picture to confirm.

TL
TL 7 years ago

... as Satyen suggests :)

TL
TL 7 years ago

hi Noah,
That's what puzzled me - I saw the name on a sign in the reserve, and the bird happened to be on a tree nearby, but couldn't find any name that matched on the net. Perhaps it's a subspecies of the Brahminy Kite ...?

Noah Citizen
Noah Citizen 7 years ago

Good challenge...
According to the litterature, there is no "yellow-throated..." kite / eagle / buzzard... in India. Still looking.

TL
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TL

Goa, India

Spotted on Nov 7, 2012
Submitted on Mar 14, 2013

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