Brahminy Kite

Scientific Name: Haliastur indus
Common Name: Brahminy Kite

Identifying Features: reddish-brown plumage, white head and breast, yellow legs, black claws

Fun Facts:

  • They are mainly seen in the plains, but can sometimes occur above 5000 feet in the Himalayas.
  • Young birds may indulge in play behaviour, dropping leaves and attempting to catch them in the air.
  • In Hinduism, it is considered as the contemporary representation of Garuda, the sacred bird of Vishnu.


This image was clicked by Navaneeth KNvia Flickr.

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