Pic of the Day – Brahminy kite
Brahminy kite at Oxley Creek Common.

Pic of the Day – Brahminy kite

Morning walk at Oxley Creek Common, not much in the way of bird activity, but did manage to capture a new bird for my collection.

The brahminy kite (Haliastur indus), formerly known as the red-backed sea-eagle in Australia, is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors, such as eaglesbuzzards, and harriers. They are found in the Indian subcontinentSoutheast Asia, and Australia. They are found mainly on the coast and in inland wetlands, where they feed on dead fish and other prey. Adults have a reddish-brown body plumage contrasting with their white head and breast which make them easy to distinguish from other birds of prey.


1/1000 sec at f /8 ISO 640, 560mm (XF100-400mm f4.5 – 5.6 R LM OIS WR + 1.4TC)

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