SPECIES

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior

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Vocalizations

Vocal Array

Calls

Commonest call among pair members a plaintive, descending mew or bleat like that of a lamb or human baby (11). Emits harsh “peeee-yah” squeal during agonistic interactions and also produces a whistle that resembles the first part of the call of Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus).

Phenology

Mostly silent outside nesting season.

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