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| Last Updated:: 25/08/2023





Scientific name


Haliastur Indus Boddaert


Common name


Brahmany kite




Brahmany cheel








Plains and forests of India                   


Religious association


Over millennia, Garuda the vehicle of Lord Vishnu has been identified with both the eagle and the kite. But the eagle is the more probable bird.



Source: “Sacred Animals Of India” by  Nanditha Krishna, ( Penguin Book India, 2010)