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Monday, December 27, 2021

Brahminy Kites

Son#2 went on an eagle-feeding excursion in Langkawi.

Sharing these photos of the majestic brahminy kites.
The island of Langkawi, Malaysia, is named after the brahminy kite.
According to folklore, the name Langkawi was coined from the words lang and kawi. Lang is short for helang (eagle in Malay) and kawi is the name of a local reddish brown manganese stone, the colour of the kite's primary plumage. 
The Iban natives of Upper Rajang, Sarawak, Malaysia, believe the brahminy kite to be the manifestation of Singalang Burung. Also known as the God of War. Singalang Burung takes the form of a brahmini kite whenever he comes down to earth. 




Dataran Helang aka Eagle Square  Langkawi's iconic landmark
The 40ft tall statue of a brahmini kite poised for flight
My Corner of the World

59 comments:

  1. They are amazing! Your son took some really good pictures.

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  2. Hello,
    Your son had a wonderful experience seeing the Brahmini Kites, The photos are awesome, wonderful captures of these beautiful birds. I wish you all the best in 2022, a happy and healthy New Year. Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  3. Your son have taken beautiful photos, Veronica!
    Happy New Year in 2022!

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  4. Wow! Wonderful shots - and what a wonderful time your son must have had!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/12/celebrate-season-with-stollen.html

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  5. Wow, what fantastic shots, I have never seen a kite outside of a zoo, and to see so many at once is a beautiful sight, thanks for sharing, and for explaining the beliefs and teaching. That statue is fabulous. Great post, thanks so much for sharing. Have a happy and healthy New year, hugs, Valerie

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  6. Those kites are amazing and such fun photos! Happy New Year!!!

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  7. Oh my what amazing shots. I wish I could have gone along.

    Have a fabulous day and week, Veronica. Big hug. ♥

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  8. What a nice places:) thanks for your sharing...

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  9. Dearest Veronica,
    Your son sure was lucky for being able to spot these and also for capturing them by camera! Haliastur indus is their scientific name and they do resemble the famous bald eagle with their bright rufous underparts.
    Regal view.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  10. Las fotografías son muy bonitas. Gracias. Felices Fiestas.

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  11. Awesome and beautiful photos that your son took. The first one looks like a painting.

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  12. Thanks for sharing these cool shots!

    Enjoy the last week of 2021!

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  13. I've never seen a bird of this color before and it looks great in photos. Also, the statue is really interesting and very magnificent:)

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  14. Beautiful Brahminy Kites images, I love them. The last is precious, did you shoot while in a plane?
    Have a wonderful new year 2022.

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  15. The eagles are amazing to look at.

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  16. Thanks for sharing. Hope you had a Merry Christmas, Veronica, I wish you Happy Holidays!

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  17. Wonderful photo of amazing birds. I am glad that your son loves the animals and feeds the eagles.
    The legend of Singalang Burung is very interesting.

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  18. Really really nice scenery, you got some good shots of the birds flying overhead too, hope you had a nice xmas with your family.

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  19. What amazing photos love the eagle :-)

    Happy New Year from London 🍾

    Have a kitetastic week :-)

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  20. Wonderful pictures of the kites.
    Happy New Year to you and your family. May 2022 be a year of peace, joy, good health, and many blessings.

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  21. Those kites are amazing! I thought they were eagles in flight! Beautiful photos!! Happy New Year!

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  22. Learned something new (once again) on your blog Veronica! I had to google brahminy kite because I thought maybe the bird was a kite (know what I mean?) Then I found out it was indeed a bird of prey. Magnificent pictures! What an adventure for your son!

    Happy New Year!

    betty

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  23. Veronica - at first, I thought we were talking about fabric kites -- but these feathered creatures are so majestic! Fabulous! Thanks for sharing them with everyone at Mosaic Monday, and Happy New Year to you!

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  24. Beautiful sighting and shots of Brahminy kites. That statue is amazing. Have a happy and healthy new year!

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  25. I would love to see so many gorgeous birds flying overhead - Happy New Year!

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  26. I consider myself very fortunate to have been in the company of Brahminy Kites several times. They are magnificent birds.

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  27. These are such impressive creatures that, when their wings soar in the wind, have the look of paper kites fluttering.

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  28. That's a gorgeous bird and one I never heard of. Thanks for visiting my blog, I love to sharing things between different cultures. My blogger statistics say I have many people from your country reading my blog, but you are the first one to leave a comment. Thank you for that.

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  29. what wonderful photographs your son was able to capture...such an exciting experience i would imagine!!

    they look so big and majestic, i have never seen nor heard of this bird!!

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  31. What impressive birds the kites are. I enjoyed reading about them and the mythology surrounding them.

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  32. They are beautiful, and so many of them.

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  33. That sounds like an amazing experience! You got some great photos.

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  34. Fabulous photos! I have never seen or heard of a brahminy kite before. It is a beautiful bird, as are these amazing photographs. Thank you and your son for sharing them here. Happy New Year!

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  35. We've never heard of that bird before, but it is quite pretty and interesting.

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  36. ...I right read an article about an Asian Eagle the is lost in the US! beautiful pictures.

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  37. Beautiful captures and interesting history.

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  38. Impressive images with flying eagles but also the monument is amazing!
    It's so nice to see them!
    Thank you Veronica for such a new experience!
    Happy New Year full of other beautiful discoveries!

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  39. What great photos! it looks like a really fun experience!

    Hope that you had a lovely Christmas last week :) We enjoyed spending a lot of time with family :)

    Away From The Blue

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  40. Thanks, Veronica Lee, for sharing these amazing photos and for the history as well. That very large and tall statue of a brahmini kite was very impressive!

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  41. The photos are beautiful! Those eagles soar so flawlessly. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Hello Veronica,
    What a nice shots. That must be fantastic to see so many of these birds.

    I wish you all the best and health for 2022.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  43. Hola Verónica, muy bonito reportaje, son preciosas las fotografías.
    Te deseo todo lo mejor, para este año nuevo.
    Feliz Año.
    Un abrazo

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  44. Wishing you a happy and healthy new year!! 🥂

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  45. aww... wonderful photos... love all.

    Have a great day

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