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Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
Subject: Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
Poster: gloria golfarini (
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Resolution: 1634x1292 File Size: 296529 Bytes Date: 2008:04:01 10:49:11 Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL (Canon) F number: f/14.0 Exposure: 1/1600 sec Focal Length: 300/1 Upload Date: 2008:06:07 16:17:52

Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)

taken at the Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Selangor, Malaysia

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. Brahminy kites are found mainly on the coast and in inland wetlands, where they feed on dead fish and other prey. Adults have a reddish-brown body plumage contrasting with their white head and breast which make them easy to distinguish from other birds of prey.
Four subspecies are recognized:

Red-backed sea-eagle
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