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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Accipitridae.


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  • There are many birds of prey including the osprey Pandio haliaetus, peregrine Falco peregrinus, Pallas 'sea-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus (R), short-toed eagle Circaetus gallicus, tawny eagle Aquila rapax, imperial eagle A. heliaca (R), spotted eagle A. clanga and crested serpent eagle Spilornis cheela.

    Keoladeo (Bharatpur) National Park, India 2009

  • One species -- the crested serpent-eagle (_Spilornis cheela_) -- is common in the Himalayas up to 8000 feet.

    Birds of the Indian Hills Douglas Dewar 1916

  • Family Common Name Species Accipitridae Nicobar serpent-eagle Spilornis minimus* Accipitridae Nicobar sparrowhawk Accipiter butleri* Megapodiidae Nicobar scrubfowl Megapodius nicobariensis** Columbidae Andaman wood-pigeon Columba palumboides Columbidae Andaman cuckoo-dove Macropygia rufipennis Psittacidae Nicobar parakeet Psittacula caniceps* Strigidae Andaman hawk-owl Ninox affinis Sturnidae White-headed starling Sturnus erythropygius Pycnonotidae Nicobar bulbul Hypsipetes nicobariensis** An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    Nicobar Islands rain forests 2008

  • Accipitridae Andaman serpent-eagle Spilornis elgini*

    Andaman Islands rain forests 2008

  • Accipitridae Mountain serpent-eagle Spilornis kinabaluensis

    Borneo montane rain forests 2007


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