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Alright guys and galls I've got a wild one for you this time.

My brother recently got back from India and I asked him to take as many pictures of birds as possible for me and I picked this one out of a whole mess of birds and I haven't been able to identify it yet so I hope you all could provide some insight.

Thanks as always.

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I am putting the full picture on here as well if any of you want to try to pick out any of the other silhouettes!

 

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I'm no Indian bird expert, but I'm pretty sure at least the larger silhouettes are Black Kites. The close up shot definitely shows a Black Kite shape.

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5 minutes ago, DavidT said:

I'm no Indian bird expert, but I'm pretty sure at least the larger silhouettes are Black Kites.

 

3 minutes ago, S.C. said:

I agree!

I am looking at the Black Kite on Google Images and their tail appears to me to be more of a concave V-shape; what do you guys think of the tail of the bird in the first photo? I'm not seeing anything come up with the two end feathers sticking out.

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Certainly black kite.

I've birded in India too a few times, and I can assure you no other raptor over the entire subcontinent congregates in numbers this large, especially in urban areas. The tail shape can vary on the flight style, or simply the bird itself, but it is usually in a distinctive notch. I have seen plenty of individuals with that tail shape, it's perfectly normal.

Awesome bird!! If you go to certain landfills you can literally find them in the tens of thousands

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On 3/20/2017 at 5:29 PM, Scarlet Teenager said:

Certainly black kite.

I've birded in India too a few times, and I can assure you no other raptor over the entire subcontinent congregates in numbers this large, especially in urban areas. The tail shape can vary on the flight style, or simply the bird itself, but it is usually in a distinctive notch. I have seen plenty of individuals with that tail shape, it's perfectly normal.

Awesome bird!! If you go to certain landfills you can literally find them in the tens of thousands

Thanks for this interesting info!

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