Brahminy kite

This specimen is from Sri Lanka and was collected by Miss GP Downall. Brahminy kites are more scavengers than hunters but will actively hunt for small animals including frogs, crabs, fish, insects and injured birds. They are found close to wetlands, mangroves and mudflats.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Natural History
Collection Class
Collection Area Region
South Asia
Collector Excavator
Downall, GP, Miss
Common Name
Brahminy kite
Simple Name
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)

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ACCIPITRIDAE: Haliastur indus (Boddaert): Brahminy kite