Almost everywhere you look in Delhi black kites can be seen.
The kites are more commonly found nesting in trees but pairs are beginning to use lampposts and pylons.
Food is a plenty in the city but not all is good. In the Muslim quarter of Old Delhi people throw meat scraps to them as a sign of giving to those less fortunate, a good healthy food source.
Government owned abattoirs offer handouts to these scavengers too.
However, many of the kites scavenge from the huge dumps, eating scraps that have little nutritional value.
Despite the huge numbers in attendance at the dumps they aren't healthy.
Pale beaks and feet are tell-tale signs of malnutrition.
There is an increasing number of chicks being recovered with MBD (metabolic bone disease) caused from feeding on poor quality food.
Picking through the scraps it is clear to see there is little food for the 60,000+ kites.
Malnutrition is not the only issue, the hobby of paper kite flying is having disastrous consequences on their namesakes.
The strings of the kites glisten in trees entangling hapless birds, whilst strings held taught in the wind act as knives, slicing any bird that collides with it.
Nadeem Shahzad of Wildlife Rescue carries an injured black kite through the busy streets of Delhi to be operated on.
Alongside his brother Mohammed, Nadeem takes in over 3000 kites a year to be rehabilitated and treated in their rooftop aviary.
The kites eventually fly free from the soft release enclosure but many succumb to their injuries.