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The Brahminy Kite is one of the medium-sized raptors (birds of prey), with a white head and breast. The rest of its body is a striking chestnut brown. The very tip of its tail is white. The wings are broad, with dark ‘fingered’ wing tips and the tail is short. The legs are short and not feathered, the eye is dark and the lemon yellow coloured bill is strongly hooked. It sails on level wings along shorelines and mudflats.
Brahminy Kites have weak feet so, although they have long, sharp curved claws, they cannot take large prey. However they are expert at snatching prey in flight.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsover 3 years ago

    stunning

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  • Spadecaller
    Spadecallerover 3 years ago

    Outstanding!

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    Vicki Pelhamover 3 years ago

    Lovely work, super!

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  • Karirose
    Kariroseover 3 years ago

    Exceptional shot! Well done.

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    Jenny Ryanover 3 years ago

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  • Kim Barton
    Kim Bartonover 3 years ago

    Amazing!!!

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    Hugh Fathersover 3 years ago

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  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 3 years ago

    nice work!!

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    trish725over 3 years ago

  • Robert C Richmond
    Robert C Richmondover 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot of freedom. Well done.

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