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


Lees Crossing, Queensland, Australia - Sep 30, 2002 © Tom Tarrant  Kuala Selangor, Malaysia - Sep 3, 2003 © Alister Benn  Cabarita Beach, New South Wales, Australia - 2003 © Hans&Judy Beste  Cabarita Beach, New South Wales, Australia - 2003 © Hans&Judy Beste  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - 2010 © Hans&Judy Beste 
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India to se. Asia, Sundas, Philippines, New Guinea, is. of sw. Pacific and n. Australia;
Many populations;
(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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