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Andaman Serpent Eagle - BirdForum Opus

Photo by James Eaton
South Andaman Island, India, January 2008
Spilornis elgini

Identification

49-54cm. Dark brown with small white spots.

Distribution

Andaman Islands, Indian Ocean.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.[1]

Treated as a race of Crested Serpent Eagle S. cheela by some authors.(Citation needed)

Habitat

Forest clearings in the interior of islands.

Replaced by davisoni race of Crested Serpent Eagle in coastal forest.[1]

Behaviour

The diet includes birds, frogs, lizards, snakes, and rats.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. BirdLife International
  3. Answers.com

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