Brahminy Kite eating prey in flight

on 6th March 2011

“Just want to share some photos of a Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) eating a prey while it was gliding in the air.

“On 20th February 2011 at 1:20 pm, I parked the car in Car Park B, Dairy farm. A White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) circled at about 500 feet high.

“Just after the White-bellied Sea-eagle disappeared amount the tree line, a Brahminy Kite glided in at about 200 feet high. It was carrying a prey with a long tail, looking like a rat. The kite circled over the stream near the car park. It frequently banged its head towards the prey. I took a series of picture with the 500mm + 1.4X.”

William Ip
21st February 2011

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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