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Some Preliminary Observations on Abundance of Black Kite (Milvus migrans) and Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) in Kerala, South India
Binu Chullakattil1 and K. Seedikkoya2
1Research and Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore-641 046
2Associate Professor (Rtd), M.E.S.Mampad College, Malappuram, Pin-676 542, Kerala,
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Abstract:

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.

Keywords: Milvus migrans, habitats, Haliastur indus, southwest monsoon, streams, migration.
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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
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2017.505.003