|Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus
The Brahminy Kite is distributed in the Indian subcontinent, south-east Asia and eastern China, Indonesia, the Philippines, New Guinea and the northern and eastern coast of Australia.
|It is a large kite with contrasting white and chestnut colouring. The sub-species found in Australia, H. i. girrenera, is distinguished from the nominate by the lack of black streaks on the head, breast and mantle and from other sub-species by the greyish-yellow rather than pure yellow bill.|
|It has a very varied diet being an opportunistic scavenger as well as taking live food such as crabs and small reptiles.|
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