Brahminy Kite In Flight
Photo and caption by Kiat Teo
The Kilim Mangrove river is at Langkawi Island, Malaysia. Here there is great numbers of bird of prey; the eagles here include the white-bellied fish eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), Brahminy kite (Haliastur indus) and White-tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). The airborne predators hover over the tall mangrove trees, wait silently and prepare to swoop in on the food. They take turns to snatch the food with amazing agility. With wingspans of over a metre they are indeed a majestic sight, and the Brahminy Kite in fligh portrait taken from the boat is a testament to it.
Location: Kilim Mangrove River, Langkawi Island Malaysia.