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| Last Updated:: 23/02/2016

Kite

 


  

 

Scientific name

 

Haliastur Indus Boddaert

 

Common name

 

Brahmany kite

 

Hindi

 

Brahmany cheel

 

Sanskrit

 

Khemankari

 

Distribution

 

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)