Friday, November 4

Black Kite

There are a number of kites in the wooded area around St. John's Hospital; they most likely belong to the Milvus Migrans species. You can see them as specks in a number of the earlier photos below, here are some closer shots. Faced with constant habitat loss, these kites look to be becoming urban birds, they can be seen preying on pigeons now in plentiful supply thanks to all the highrises that are going up. In fact, at times one can see a dozen kites circling and swooping over St. John's Wood.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting photos of M. Migrans, they are quite common in Indian cities.

12:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crows are replacing kites all over the world.

6:32 AM  

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