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Brahminy Kite

Haliastur indus

Description:

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 kites in Asia by the paler appearance, shorter wings, and rounded tail. The pale patch on the underwing carpal region is of a squaris h shape and separated from Buteo buzzards. 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.

Habitat:

Near Seletar Reservoir, Yishun , Singapore


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grade-78-science6
grade-78-science6 2 years ago

The brahminy kite, also known as the red-backed sea-eagle in Australia, is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, what a bird

Singapore, Singapore

Lat: 1.40, Long: 103.83

Spotted on Feb 21, 2016
Submitted on Feb 6, 2017

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