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Brahminy Kite

I made this shot as the Brahminy Kite glided over our house-yard looking for a snack.

 

This is an adult bird, and has its full, handsome plumage.

 

Brahminy Kites, also known as Red-backed Sea Eagles in Australia, are medium-sized raptors, with a wing span of about 1.7 metres. They have a distinctive, high-pitched call which they seem to use quite often when hunting in the morning. 

 

Brahminy Kites eat carrion, but will also take live lizards, fish, birds and insects.

Brahminy Kite

I made this shot as the Brahminy Kite glided over our house-yard looking for a snack.

 

This is an adult bird, and has its full, handsome plumage.

 

Brahminy Kites, also known as Red-backed Sea Eagles in Australia, are medium-sized raptors, with a wing span of about 1.7 metres. They have a distinctive, high-pitched call which they seem to use quite often when hunting in the morning. 

 

Brahminy Kites eat carrion, but will also take live lizards, fish, birds and insects.

comments (8)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Nov 2015, 07:00
A lovely bird. I think I have seen examples of this species in bird parks in the UK
Ray: That would not surprise me, Chris...it is a very attractive-looking bird and, apparently, is easy to train for raptor shows.
Such a beautiful and elegant bird Ray!
Ray: This is true, Richard.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Nov 2015, 08:00
I am sure it will bring luck!
Ray: I feel lucky to have been able to observe it in flight, Philine.
Great shot, Ray!
Ray: Thank you, Tom.
Isn't sh or she grand!
Ray: As I recall, Mary, the adult male and female have very similar plumage, so I could not tell you the gender of this one. They are very impressive birds, and can glide and soar almost indefinitely.
Beautiful bird isn't it. You seem to be surrounded by nature and its creatures in your village.
Ray: No end to wildlife here, Brian, but you have to be on the lookout, as it is all involved in a food web.

Na and Nong Bop went grasshopper hunting today, and came back with two 1 litre water bottles full...guess what two families are snacking on, pre-dinner, tonight...
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Nov 2015, 17:56
That's a very impressive bird. It's a huge wingspan, too. Love those wing feathers.
Ray: It is a quite stunning bird, Alan, and has a delightful call.
it looks effortlessly suspended in the sky, Ray
Ray: They are the most wonderful of flyers, Ayush. Recently I watched one soaring over a field a hundred metres from our front porch [where I was slurping my second morning coffee] and did not see it flap its wings in 15 minutes.

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