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2Associate Professor (Rtd), M.E.S.Mampad College, Malappuram, Pin-676 542, Kerala,
The Black Kites [Milvus migrans] and Brahminy kites (Haliastur indus) are found in a variety of habitats, from wooded streams to open plains and are commonly seen in and around remote towns. The Present study shows that there is a considerable decline in the abundance of Black kites during heavy monsoon [June- September]. Thereafter the number gradually increases from October to May to reach its peak during March and April. The study indicates that there is a local migration among Black kites during South-West monsoon. Such a trend is not shown by Brahminykites. The probable reasons are also discussed.
How to cite this article:Binu Chullakattil and K. Seedikkoya. 2017. Some Preliminary Observations on Abundance of Black Kite (Milvus migrans) and Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) in Kerala, South India.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 5(5): 15-18