Saturday, May 13, 2017

Birds in Neighbourhood - 24

I get to see variety of birds in the back yard of my parents house in Udupi. I have captured few of them in my camera and here they are. One such beautiful bird is male Brahminy Kite.


It is a medium sized bird that measures 45 to 50 cm in length and weighs 400 to 700 grams. The wingspan is 110 to 125 cm. The adult has chestnut back, wings and belly and a contrasting white head and breast.


It is mostly seen in coastal plains, rivers, lakes, swamps, marshes, reservoirs, rice fields and urban areas.


They feed mainly on dead fish, crabs and carrion. They also catch and feed on live preys such as small birds, reptiles and fish. 

20 comments:

Latane Barton said...

What a gorgeous bird. I've never seen one like that, not even a photo so thank you for posting this.

sandyland said...

interesting looking like a cross of many birds I have

Bob Bushell said...

Awesome bird, the Brahminy Kite is beautiful.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - what an amazing bird and fabulous photos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Handsome raptor! We have a different kind of kite here in Florida, but I can never get a good picture. Yours are wonderful.

Tom said...

...this beauty looks like a small eagle.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Gorgeous bird- wow!

AJEYA RAO said...

Cool, I did not know you were form South Canara. Me too. Something I enjoy doing while visiting home is to watch the birds that regularly visit our house.

Rajesh said...

Ajay: Very true we can find lot of birds visiting backyard of our homes in the area.

Jeevan said...

Excellent capture on the kite! I have seen many Brahminy Kites during my ride through southeastern coast of Tamil Nadu.

joshidaniel.com said...

that is beautiful :)

NatureFootstep said...

wonderful bird and images. I think I saw a few airborne in Queensland :)

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Interesting colouring....nice shots!

krishna said...

such a gorgeous bird!!

Margaret Adamson said...

Fabulous bird

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) My first thought was, WOW, what a beautiful raptor, and your photos are just splendid. I loved seeing the Brahminy Kite, thank you for sharing.:)

Mary Cromer said...

This Kite, your captures are so wonderful!!!

A Colorful World said...

This kite is just stunning! Lovely bird and such great photos!

Linda said...

What a magnificent bird!

Jeanne said...

Such an amazing looking bird this kite is! Great shots ! Have never seen this sort of bird before and appreciate your sharing !