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Alternative name: Crested Hawk-Eagle
Sexes alike; females larger
The name is due to the dual morph phases - a dark morph and a pale morph.
Five subspecies are recognised which are sometimes split in two species:
Changeable Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus limnaeetus)
Clements  now splits this species. However, the other worldlists don't follow yet and the Opus awaits further clarification.
Forest and open woodland from sea-level up to 3,300m, hunting over forest edge and clearings.
Its nest is made from sticks, placed in a tree. A single greyish-white egg is laid.
The diet includes mammals, birds and reptiles.
Call: loud, high-pitched ki-ki-ki-ki-ki-ki-ki-ki-kee.
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