Copyright © 2019 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Brahminy Kite : this photograph may not be used without permission.

The Brahminy Kite or Haliastur indus is also called the Red-backed Sea-eagle in Australia and it’s easily found near coastal areas and big bodies of water inland like lakes and swamps. As this bird of a raptor is obviously a hunter, it waits on a perch and selects its prey and then launches to the target; but the beauty is not just about that, it is when it glides like a kite on air, smoothly sailing the wind, using its tail to steer here and there, and then the dive to where the prey is.

Brahminy Kite juvenile: The difference of the colour is so much that this can look like another species for those who are not really keen to this species.

One of the most common Kites in Thailand and yet when we find it we just take some shots, something new is always to be found in a composition. The sky was cerulean blue yesterday and and it was fantastic for such a fly by to happen and later dogfights with another Brahminy Kite.

Buriram, Thailand
March 2, 2019
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro E9| Fotopro LH-10A 
Carry Speed FS-Pro
Nitecore UNK1 | Toshiba FlashAir 64GB

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