French: Baza de Jerdon German: Hinduweih Spanish: Baza oriental
no locality = Bengal, India
Subspecies and Distribution
A. j. ceylonensis
(Legge, 1876) – SW India (in S Western Ghats and N Eastern Ghats) and S Sri Lanka#R; perhaps also Andhra Pradesh and elsewhere in E India, but lack of specimens complicates identification of race in this region#R.
A. j. jerdoni
(Blyth, 1842) –
NE India (and presumably this race recorded in S Nepal#R) through Myanmar, S China (SW Yunnan, NW & SW Guangxi#R#R, Hainan), Thailand and parts of Indochina to N Malay Peninsula; some movement S for winter, although recently proven to breed in Sumatra#R.
A. j. borneensis
(Brüggemann, 1876) – Borneo.
A. j. magnirostris
(Kaup, 1847) – Philippines.
A. j. celebensis
(Schlegel, 1873) –
Sulawesi, Togian Is#R, Banggai Is and Sula Is.
41–48 cm; 353 g; wingspan 109–117 cm. Easily confused (especially non-adults) with Pernis ptilorhynchus, Accipiter trivirgatus, Nisaetus... read more
Display flights are accompanied by loud sharp “kip-kip-kip...” or “tchip, TCHEP-... read more
Moist deciduous and lowland dipterocarp to evergreen tropical forest, forest edge and clearings, in... read more
Food and feeding
Chiefly large insects (e.g. orthopterans, cicadas, beetles) and their larvae, but also lizards (e.g. Calotes), small mammals and... read more
Poorly known. Season Apr–Aug in NE India; Feb–Jun in SW India; Nov–May in Sri Lanka (where copulation also recorded Sept... read more
Sedentary; recorded throughout year in virtually all of range, but evidence of some altitudinal... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Appears to be relatively uncommon to rare throughout range; might even be threatened, as rare almost everywhere and largely... read more
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