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BirdFiles Pictures: Black kite (Milvus migrans)

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

December 29, 2008
5:58 PM

Post #5940049

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

http://davesgarden.com/guides/birdfiles/go/838/

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bootandall

bootandall
Blenheim
New Zealand


March 11, 2010
2:33 AM

Post #7620544

that's a stunning photo Dinu ,

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

March 12, 2010
6:27 AM

Post #7623354

Thanks bootandall. That electric pole top is a favourite spot for kites, crows and mynas. They frequently stop over there and survey the area if they can find some food from that vantage point.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 12, 2010
6:31 AM

Post #7623361

Such a handsome bird.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

March 15, 2010
9:07 AM

Post #7630686

Its flight is quite majestic and I stand still to watch it hover above our house and neighbouring trees. Sometimes they are doing that way up from the ground only visible in a tiny dot! Watching them do that is so relaxing. It has a nest in the neighbour's tree.

bootandall

bootandall
Blenheim
New Zealand


March 17, 2010
1:23 AM

Post #7635262

that would be great to see.

I have been told that there is one ( poor bird ) in New Zealand, and it is a few Kms from where I live.

I hope I see it one Day!! and hope it is, like yours.
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

March 17, 2010
3:19 AM

Post #7635336

Any idea how it got to NZ, Boots? Is it a vagrant or an escaped captive bird?

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

March 17, 2010
9:39 PM

Post #7637702

I'll try and take a movie of it gliding across peacefully. Viewing it could be a relaxing experience.

bootandall

bootandall
Blenheim
New Zealand


March 18, 2010
2:08 AM

Post #7637877

Margaret, vagrant was mentioned...must have went high, as Dinu says they do, and glided to here.

Dinu, love to see a movie of the kite, let me know when you do.

boot

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

March 18, 2010
8:30 AM

Post #7638396

Oh yes, I surely will post - may be on youtube and give a link here.

BTW, bootandall, my good friend from here is studying in Auckland now. He's enjoying his time and countryside there. In our cricket team, we miss him, but he's gone for improving his career. How far is Blenheim from there? (Sorry this is off subject in thread)

Dinu

bootandall

bootandall
Blenheim
New Zealand


March 19, 2010
2:42 AM

Post #7640139

Dinu your good friend who is studying in Auckland is 686km (426 miles) away. He is near the top of the North Island.
and I live near the top of the South Island. its great to hear that he is enjoying the countryside, not far to travel. from beach to mountain here.


Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

April 10, 2010
10:53 AM

Post #7694608

My friend and you are far apart than I thought!

I've taken a short video of the kites as planned. Hope to get it up soon.

bootandall

bootandall
Blenheim
New Zealand


April 11, 2010
3:07 AM

Post #7696048

will look forward to seeing that.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 16, 2012
11:32 PM

Post #9126780

As promised, I finally have a short video online. It is of Brahminy Kite. There are also a few black kites in the frame. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eLzWK2KVko&feature=youtu.be

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