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Haliaeetus humilis



Northwest India, Burma, Indochina, Hainan, Sumatra, Borneo and Sulawesi.


Two subspecies recognized:

  • H. humilis humilis on the Malayan Peninsula, Borneo, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Banggai and Sula Islands
  • H. humilis plumbeus from northwest India to southeast Asia and Hainan (south China)

Formerly placed in genus Ichthyophaga.


Forested rivers and streams, wooded swamps up to 2,400m in the Himalayas.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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