Brahminy kite

[ brah-muh-nee ]
/ ˈbrɑ mə ni /

noun

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

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Origin of Brahminy kite

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

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