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Pariah Kite

Milvus migrans govinda


The black kites or Indian kites are medium-sized bird of prey, distributed across India. The Indian black kites are opportunistic hunters, spend a lot of time soaring and gliding in thermals in search of food more likely to scavenge. The small Indian kite is a sub species of the big black kite and slightly different from red kites. The small size raptors are well adapted to living in Indian cities, they attracted to smoke and fires for escaping prey like birds, bats and rodents.

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injica 8 years ago

Well I was ready cause this happened inside the walls of a castle where tourists usually go but cause I'm not too much into groups and default route I somehow lost myself around where there were no people and luckily had a close contact with this magnificent animal :)

elaphrus 8 years ago

You were ready with the camera, nice photo!

injica 8 years ago

Thank you :) Could have made better photos but I was a bit afraid to get any closer, it was a pretty unusual contact in the city and such a big animal!

EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Great spotting!

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Karnataka, India

Spotted on Apr 4, 2011
Submitted on Apr 4, 2013

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