brahminy kites

brahminy kite

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brahminy kiteBrahminy Kites are another common bird on Magnetic Island. They are medium sized raptors that live on the coast swooping over the water and land to feed on fish, insects and dead animals. Like all raptors they look very majestic when airborne. They tend to be locally nomadic and this was one of a number that were occupying the ferry terminal and mariner on the island. Instead of trees they utilised the tall light poles as perches.