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Crested Serpent Eagle

Spilornis cheela

Description:

Crested Serpent Eagle is a medium sized bird of prey. It has a widespread distribution and there are many recognized sub-species. As the name goes, it is a specialist reptile eater, often hunts snakes and lizards.

Habitat:

Found in forested habitats.

Notes:

I photographed this eagle one cold winter morning. It sat absolutely still, not bothered about a jeep parked so close. Suddenly, it began to ruffle and shake all its feathers and it was a treat to watch the eagle do that :)

1 species ID suggestions

Golden Eagle
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle

39 Comments (1–25)

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 3 years ago

Great pose!

Radha
Radha 3 years ago

@Pradeep, @Daniele, @Joshua, @Gilma, @outsidegirl, @Sckel, @Adarsha, @Leanne -- Thank you, all! :-)

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 3 years ago

Congratulations Radha :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 3 years ago

Congratulations Radha :)

Sckel
Sckel 3 years ago

congratulations. His spottings are beautiful.

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 3 years ago

oh, and i love the second one

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 3 years ago

neato! congrats!

Lovely picture!!

Joshua Asel
Joshua Asel 3 years ago

Really beautiful spotting and photographs :) Love seeing raptors from other parts of the world.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congrats Radha! Beautiful picture and bird.

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 3 years ago

Wonderful spotting and congrats for the SOTD..

Radha
Radha 3 years ago

@Marta, @Frederic -- Thank you!

Frederic Ansermoz
Frederic Ansermoz 3 years ago

Nice catch, species and photograph

Congratulations! is a very pretty spotting!

Radha
Radha 3 years ago

@Surekha -- Thank you!

surekha
surekha 3 years ago

Congrats Radha!

Radha
Radha 3 years ago

@Satyen -- thank you!

Wild Things
Wild Things 3 years ago

Truly amazing! Congratulations!

Radha
Radha 3 years ago

@Emily, @Sachin -- Thank you!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 3 years ago

Congratulations Radha.. .. ..

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 3 years ago

Congrats on the SOTD!

Radha
Radha 3 years ago

@EnvUnlimited, @Mona, @Jason -- Thank you!!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 3 years ago

Congrats Radha! Great shot!

Radha
Radha 3 years ago

@SunnyJosef, @Jemma, @Reza -- Thank you!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 3 years ago

Congratulations Radha.. It's really beautiful picture..

Karnataka, India

Lat: 13.43, Long: 75.57

Spotted on Jan 13, 2012
Submitted on Aug 14, 2013

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