(1785) Haliastur indus intermedins.
THE MALAY BRAHMINY KITE.
Haliastur intermedins Gurney, Ibis, 186-5, p. 28 (Javal. Haliastur indus. Blanf. & Oates, iii, p. 378 (part.).
Vernacular names. Zoon-kown-byoo (Burmese).
Description. Similar to the preceding race but with the streaks on the head, neck and lower parts very much finer.
Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in H. i. Indus.
Distribution. Java, through the Malay Peninsula to the South of Tenasserim, Siam.
Nidification. There is practically nothing on record about the breeding of this bird within our limits beyond Bingham's record of an unfinished nest in April, found on the Haundraw River. Hop wood and Mackenzie found nests and eggs in March and April exactly resembling those of the Indian bird.
Habits in every respect like those of the Indian Brahminy Kite.