Birds Environment

बस यूँही……

This black kite is one of a family that stays in the neighborhood, perched on a variety of places, waiting patiently for an opportune moment and sighting of a suitable prey in a busy urban environment, to swoop down in a swift dive to pick it up with its strong talons and beak.
The black kite (Milvus migrans) is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors. It is thought to be the world’s most abundant species of Accipitridae, although some populations have experienced dramatic declines or fluctuations.
Unlike others of the group, black kites are opportunistic hunters and are more likely to scavenge. They spend much time soaring and gliding in thermals in search of food. Their angled wing and distinctive forked tail make them easy to identify. They are also vociferous with a shrill whinnying call. It is plentiful throughout India and shows migratory behaviour as well. It has adapted very well to an urban life.

By abchandorkar

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Pune, India

16 replies on “बस यूँही……”

जिसका दीदार किया रातभर ख्वाबों में,
आंख जो खोली आ खड़े सामने राहों में,
किसे सराहे….
वो हसीन ख्वाब को या सामने खड़ी मूरत को….?

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