French: Pygargue nain German: Braunschwanz-Seeadler Spanish: Pigarguillo menor
Other common names:
Falco (Pandion) humilis
S. Müller and Schlegel
Subspecies and Distribution
I. h. plumbea
(Jerdon, 1871) – N India (Himachal) SE through Himalayas to Myanmar and Indochina (except SW); rare on Hainan#R.
I. h. humilis
(S. Müller & Schlegel, 1841) – Malay Peninsula (from Tenasserim) and Sumatra through Borneo to Sulawesi, Sula Is and Buru (S Moluccas).
51–68 cm; 780–785 g; wingspan 120–165 cm. Small and small-headed, Buteo-sized, greyish-brown fishing eagle with finely streaked, greyer head and... read more
Querulous cackling vocalizations, which sound distinctly plaintive and child-like at distance,... read more
Forested margins of fast-flowing streams and rivers in lowlands and foothills; sometimes found in... read more
Food and feeding
Almost exclusively fish. Catches fish by means of short sally from streamside perch or mid-stream rock, sometimes snatching it off surface... read more
Little studied. Season Nov–Apr in Myanmar, Mar–Aug in India and Nepal; nest found in Apr in Laos. Adults quite vocal during... read more
Largely sedentary, but altitudinal movements reported in Himalayan region, moving down to plains in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. CITES II. Global population little known; BirdLife International gives preliminary estimate in range 10,... read more
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