Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Brahminy Kite
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus
Described by: Boddaert (1783)
Alternate common name(s): Red-backed Kite, White-headed Kite
Old scientific name(s): Milvus indus
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RangeIndia to se. Asia, Sundas, Philippines, New Guinea, is. of sw. Pacific and n. Australia;
(1) Pakistan, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka to se. China (Hupeh and Kiangu s. to s. Yunnan, Kwangsi and Kwangtung), Thailand, Indochina and the Andaman Is.
(2) Malaysia and Indonesia to Java, Borneo and the Philippines.
(3) New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago and n. and e. Australia from n. Western Australia s. to Carnavon, Northern Territory, e. to Queensland and s. to New South Wales (Hunter River).
(4) Solomon Is.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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