Bird Photography….Brahminy kite(Species of bird)
The brahminy kite (Haliastur indus), also known as the red-backed sea-eagle , is a medium-sized bird of prey 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 body plumage contrasting with their white head and breast which make them easy to distinguish from other birds of prey.
In flight, the rounded tail and plumage of adults is distinctive.
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.
This kite is a familiar sight in the skies of Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and southeast Asia and as far south as New South Wales, Australia, through which region it is widespread and resident. They perform seasonal movements associated with rainfall in some parts of their range.
I have taken these photographs from my last trip to Varkala Sea Beach in Kerala,an unique beach on south west of Indian subcontinent & I have compiled the information from various sources to quench my thirst on this species of bird in particular & I would love to dedicate this Blog to my Birdie lover friends.
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