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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

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Nice work

  • Many thanks Larry!

    – byronbackyard

  • ducilla
    ducillaover 3 years ago
    Wonderful view of this beauty!.. Love the sky and light on the wings..dennis
  • Many thanks Dennis!

    – byronbackyard

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Well captured !

  • Many thanks Trish!

    – byronbackyard

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