Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus Scientific name definitions

Stephen Debus, Tim S. David, Jeffrey S. Marks, and Guy M. Kirwan
Version: 1.2 — Published October 1, 2021


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Coasts, estuaries, rivers, lakes, swamps, marshes, reservoirs, rice fields and urban areas; in tropics ranges over forest, farmland, and grassland far from water; mostly from sea-level to 500 m, but 1,500–1,800 m in Himalayas and up to 3,000 m in Greater Sundas (11). Nests in trees, often mangroves (28), near water; occasionally on artificial structures.

Recommended Citation

Debus, S., T. S. David, J. S. Marks, and G. M. Kirwan (2021). Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus), version 1.2. In Birds of the World (P. Pyle, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.brakit1.01.2