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Brahminy Kite

Brahminy Kite
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-28 3:11
Viewed: 2482
Points: 2
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Brahminy Kite
(Haliastur indus) 栗鸢
Size: 45 cm

Note its diagnostic chestnut-brown upper-parts and black wingtips. The immature bird is mottled brown.

A nasal, mewing call.

Mainly a coastal bird, frequently seen in mangroves and harbour areas. Also found along inland rivers and in wooded terrain far from water; occurs locally up into mountain elevations. Flies low, dropping down to catch prey or pick up carrion.

Common resident breeder throughout Singapore, including north and south offshore islands.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-01-28 7:59]

Hi Ang,
Very nice portrait of a beautiful bird. Good colours and background.
Regards Jiri.

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