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NATURE & GASTRONOMY
Brahminy Kite hunting
Though nowadays rare in inland regions, here is a
hunting over the
Moon River in
As soon as it has spotted its prey
it folds its wings and lurches into a dive, the head
Without loosing its focus on the prey it closes in for
the kill at full speed.
Just before hitting the surface, it changes
its angle of approach and plunges in with its
feet first, and then uses all the
strength it has to dodge from the water and lift off
It slowly regains speed and height, firmly holding on to
the fish it has caught.
Fully airborne again, it now
gradually glides back into cruising mode.
Then, it eats the catch whilst still on the wing. See also
List of Thai Animal Names.
BIRDS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA
See also WILDLIFE
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