Brahminy Kite vs. White-bellied Sea-eagle

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“The Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) was flying above the White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) somewhere around Bishan/Ang Mo Kio this morning when it tried a sneak dive on the unsuspecting sea-eagle below.

“The alert sea-eagle noticed the impending sneak-attack (above) and went on the counter offensive. It flipped on its back aiming its talons towards the kite (below).

“As the element of surprise was no longer in its favour, the kite immediately broke off the engagement and flew off.

“Apologies for the small and poor quality images, as this was shot when the raptors were flying over Potong Pasir.”

Siew Mun
22nd January 2019

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behaviour through photography and videography to a wider audience.

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