French: Aigle à ventre roux German: Rotbauchadler Spanish: Águila ventrirroja
Other common names: Rufous-bellied Hawk-eagle
de Sparre#R, 1835,
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
L. k. kienerii
(de Sparre, 1835) – N India (from E Uttarakhand) E through Nepal and Bhutan to Assam; SW India (Western Ghats) and Sri Lanka.
L. k. formosus
Stresemann, 1924 – Myanmar and Hainan through W, S & EC Indochina and Malay Peninsula to Greater Sundas (including Bali), Philippines, Sulawesi and Sula Is, and W Lesser Sundas (Sumbawa, Flores).
46–61 cm; male 733 g, female 800 g; wingspan 105–140 cm. Small, aerial eagle with short bushy crest, longish wings and tail and feathered tarsi.... read more
Generally silent, except during the breeding season when gives a repeated piercing “keeee... read more
Evergreen and moist deciduous forest; mainly in foothills AT 300–1200 m elevation, but has... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on birds and mammals, e.g. squirrels; some rather large birds taken, including Kalij Pheasants (Lophura leucomelanos),... read more
Little information. Nests from Dec–Mar in Sri Lanka and S India; Feb in Philippines; somewhat later in N India. Large nest (up to 1.2... read more
Mainly sedentary, but migrants reported on Malay Peninsula and Bali. Status on Bali uncertain,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. CITES II. Widespread, but status variable; global population estimate by BirdLife International 1000–10,... read more
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