BRAHMINY KITE FACTS
The Brahminy Kite is a medium sized bird of prey. It is reddish brown with white head and breast. The tail is short with white tip. The eye is dark and the bill is yellow and hooked. Often soaring over beaches, estuaries and mudflats.
Red-backed Kite, Sea Eagle
45 - 50cm
beaches, mangrove swamps, estuaries, rivers
fish, insects, carrion. It swoops and snatches live prey or carrion from the surface of ground or water.
The nest is built in tree near water, often mangrove tree. The nest is large, made from sticks, seaweed or driftwood and lined with lichens, seaweed and other material. Lays 1 or 2 dull-white or bluish white eggs.
across northern Australia from central Western Australia coast to northern New South Wales
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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Relatives in same Genus
Whistling Kite (H. sphenurus)