Brahminy kite

Brahminy kite

[brah-muh-nee]
noun
a common kite, Haliastur indus, of southern Asia and the southwest Pacific islands, having reddish-brown plumage with a white head and breast.

Origin:
1880–85; Brahminy, derivative of Brahmin, by analogy to such words as Bengali

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