Brahminy kite (Haliastur indus)
Haliastur indus or commonly known as Brahminy Kite is one of the medium-sized raptors (birds of prey), with a white head and breast. The rest of its body is covered by striking chestnut brown. Slightly differ from adult; the immature species of Brahminy Kite is dark brown with paler spots and streaks (Strange & Jeyarajasingam, 1993). It can be found typically near the coasts, especially mangroves swamps, occasionally inland and on big rivers.
The Brahminy Kite feeds on carrion (dead animals), insects and fish. It also hunts for live food including crabs, crustaceans, amphibians, small reptiles, fish, insects, small mammals and birds. [Source: MyBIS].
Name: Brahminy kite
Scientific: Haliastur indus
Malay: Lang Merah
IUCN Red List (v3.1, 2016): Least Concern
Gear: SONY a9 + SEL200600G.
Location: Kuala Selangor, Selangor.
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