Haliastur Selby, 1840
A catalogue of the generic and sub-generic types of the class aves, birds ... p.2,3
Haliastur is a genus of medium-sized diurnal birds of prey. It consists of two species of kite which form part of the subfamily Milvinae; some authorities place these species in the genus Milvus, despite clear differences in behaviour, voice and plumage.
Both of the species found in this genus are large for kites; both are relatively small-headed and have rounded tail tips.
* Brahminy Kite, Haliastur indus
1. ^ Slater, Peter; Pat Slater, Raoul Slater (1986). The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds. Sydney: Reed New Holland. ISBN 1877069000.
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