Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)

Known as "Elang Bondol" in Indonesia.

  • Challiyil Eswaramangalath Pavithran Vipin 6y

    nice details. a captive bird?
  • Challiyil Eswaramangalath Pavithran Vipin 6y

    In Hindu mythology, Garuda, the celestial carrier or vahana of Lord Vishnu and his consort, Goddess Lakshmi, is a swift-flying Brahminy kite.He is often referred to as the ‘king of birds’. He has been give the status of a deity by the religious scriptures and hence, is worshipped.
  • Sean Paul Kelley PRO 6y

    Sadly, the bird was in captivity, due to a wing injury. The family cared for him very well, I might add.
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