Crested Serpent Eagle

Scientific Name: Spilornis cheela
Common Name: Crested Serpent Eagle

Identifying Features: brown body, spotted underside, yellow feet, silver beak, yellow patch around eyes, black crest

Fun Facts:

  • They call a lot in the late mornings from their perches where they spend a lot of time and they rise on thermals in the mornings.
  • The nest is a large platform built high on a tree. Both birds in a pair build the nest but the female alone incubates. The male guards when the female forages.


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