Brahminy kite

Brah·​mi·​ny kite
variants: or Brahmany kite \ ˈbrämə̇nē-​ , -​rȧm-​ \

Definition of Brahminy kite

: a common kite (Haliastur indus) that is largely chestnut red with white breast and head striped with black, is widely distributed from India to the Solomon islands and the Philippines, and is held sacred by the Hindus

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“Brahminy kite.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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