Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Devoted to Siva by the Brahmans: as, a brahminy bull.
“And there were various pleasure-houses, bright as mirrors, and numerous bowers of creepers, and charming and artificial hillocks, and many lakes full to the brim of crystal water, and delightful tanks fragrant with lotuses and lilies and adorned with swans and ducks and chakravakas (brahminy ducks).”
“The brahminy ducks, which during the winter months were scattered in twos and threes over the lakes and rivers of Northern India, collect into flocks that migrate, one by one, to cooler climes, so that, by the end of the first week in May, the _a-onk_ of these birds is no longer heard.”
“The handsome brahminy kites (_Haliastur indicus_), attired in chestnut and white, are now busily occupied, either in seeking for sites or in actually building their nests, which resemble those of the common kite.”
“The black-headed or brahminy myna (_Temenuchus pagodarum_) usually begins nesting operations about a month later than the bank-myna; its eggs are most often taken in June.”
“By the first of November brahminy duck, gadwall, common teal, widgeon, shovellers and the various species of pochard abound.”
“In April cavities in trees and buildings suitable for nesting purposes are at a premium owing to the requirements of magpie-robins, brahminy mynas, common mynas, yellow-throated sparrows and rollers.”
“The tailor-birds, the ashy and the Indian wren-warblers, the brahminy mynas, the wire-tailed swallows, the amadavats, the sirkeer cuckoos, the pea-fowl, the water-hens, the common and the pied mynas, the cuckoo-shrikes and the orioles are all fully occupied with nursery duties.”
“Today I'm flying a kite, no ordinary kite, a brahminy kite if you don't mind.”
“While it is quite a sight to see dozens of white-bellied sea eagles and brahminy kites circling in the sky and swooping down on their food, Irshad feels it's bad for the birds.”
“It is the habitat of birds such as the painted stork and purple heron, lesser whistling-duck and little greb, black-winged stilt, brahminy kite, cormorant and whiskered tern.”
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