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Brahminy Kite

Brahminy Kite
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Copyright: Arindam Mitra (arindammitra89) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 0 N: 137] (918)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-02-16
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-02-16 7:09
Viewed: 1444
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) also known as the Red-backed Sea-eagle in Australia, is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, 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 plumage and a contrasting white head and breast which makes them easy to distinguish from other birds of prey.
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 Kite in Asia by the paler appearance, shorter wings and rounded tail. The pale patch on the underwing carpal region is of a squarish shape and separated from Buteo buzzards.

Beak of Haliastur showing the characteristic circular nostril
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. The two genera are however very close.

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Hello Arindam
Nice shoot thank you

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-02-16 10:26]

Hi Arindam,excellent capture of this kite in a difficult location,very nice imposing perspective and very good details and colors too.Have a nice week and thanks,LUCIANO

Hello Arindam,
Khub valo chobita tulecho,even from difficult angle.Colour r sharpness khub sundor.Valo laglo.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,

Hello Arindam
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
顏色樸色可愛 第一次見到很新奇
光線漂亮 這個角度很棒 也很特別 我喜歡
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Ciao Arindam, great capture of superb eagle in beautiful pose, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Dear Arindam
Well taken shot of this Brahminy Kite .
Good colour with perfect sharpness.
Vhalo takis.
Samiran da

Hello Arindam

Great photo of the Brahminy Kite in its bird of prey proud pose,
fine POV and framing, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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