Brahminy Kite

Brahminy Kite is a medium-sized bird of prey and is a diurnal raptor. They are found in the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and Australia. They are found mainly on the coast and in inland wetlands where they feed on dead fish and other prey. It is well known with other names such as Red-backed Kite, White-headed Kite, White-and-red Eagle Kite, White-headed Sea Eagle.

Gujarati Name

બ્રાહ્મણી ચીલ, ભગવી સમડી

Scientific Name

Haliastur indus

Scientific Family


Status in Gujarat


IUCN Status

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