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(Redirected from Nisaetus Cirrhatus)
Alternative name: Crested Hawk-Eagle
51β82 cm (20-32ΒΌ in)
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.
Deciduous and evergreen forests, gallery forests, open woodland and savanna from sea-level up to 3,300m, hunting over forest edge and clearings.
The stick nest isplaced in a tree. A single greyish-white egg is laid.
The diet includes mammals which include squirrels, hares and rats, small and large birds and reptiles such as lizards, frogs and snakes.
Generally considered a resident species.
Call: loud, high-pitched ki-ki-ki-ki-ki-ki-ki-ki-kee.
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