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Bird Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)

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Henry Arthur Readford
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Common Name: Brahminy Kite

Scientific Name: Haliastur indus

Family: Accipitridae

Order: Falconiformes

Other Names: NA

Distribution: mainly in coastal and inland areas of northern Australia. From Wa - NSW

Habitat: coast, particularly mangrove swamps and estuaries. It is sometimes seen over forests and along rivers.

Field Notes: medium-sized raptors (birds of prey), with a white head and breast. The rest of its body is a striking chestnut brown. Size: 45- 51 cm. Simalar spiecies Whistling Kite or light Little Eagle

Photo by Auscraft 2011, Brisbane, QLD

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Has been known to hybridise withthe whistling kite ( at David Fleay's zoo).
 

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Great shots of Juv Aussie Preppers. Here are some of mine from Sandgate Brisbane last December. The lighting wasn't great as they came into the river area early morning and late afternoon facing the bright summer sun.

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