Black Kite

Black Kite

The commonest Kite in Mumbai. Not the prettiest by any yardstick. But this bird is interesting to watch with its antics, mock fights, mid air acrobatics  and love-hate relationship with the crow. I have many images of these fellows, but thought this one looked interesting, tad majestic. After all this bird rules the Mumbai skies.

A brief note from wiki:

The Black Kite (Milvus migrans) is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors. Unlike others of the group, Black Kites are opportunistic hunters and are more likely to scavenge. They spend a lot of time soaring and gliding in thermals in search of food. Their angled wing and distinctive forked tail make them easy to identify. This kite is widely distributed through the temperate and tropical parts of Eurasia and parts of Australasia and Oceania.

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