close-up view of head and breast of confiding bird on roadside telegraph pole

close-up view of head and breast of confiding bird on roadside telegraph pole
Species: Crested Serpent-eagle   Spilornis cheela
Subspecies: abbotti
Author: mkennewell
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Added to IBC: 15 Jan 2011 - 06:55
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Altitude (m): 
34 meters
This map was adjusted by the author.


Location not guaranteed to be exactly as shown on map, but pretty close. Desa Lugu is one of the first seaside villages north of Sinabang.
Many thanks to James Eaton for the Simeulue details
abbotti is regarded as a full species by Ferguson-Lees and Christie 2005, Raptors of the World, A Field Guide: Simeulue Serpent-Eagle

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mkennewell, IBC1185879. Accessible at

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mkennewell, IBC1185879. Video of Crested Serpent-eagle Spilornis cheela at Lugu, Indonesia. Accessible at

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