Scientific Name: Haliastur indus Common Name: Brahminy Kite
Identifying Features: reddish-brown plumage, white head and breast, yellow legs, black claws
- 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 KN – via Flickr.
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