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Changeable Hawk-Eagle

Nisaetus cirrhatus

Description:

The Changeable Hawk-Eagle is a medium-large raptor at about 60–72 centimetres (24–28 in) in length. It is a relatively slender forest eagle with some subspecies (especially limnaetus) being dimorphic giving the name of "Changeable". This, and also a complicated phylogeny further complicates precise identification. Normally brown above; white below with barring on the undersides of the flight feathers and tail; black longitudinal streaks on throat and chocolate streaks on breast. Some subspecies have a crest of four feathers, but this is all but absent in others. The sexes are quite similar in their plumage, but males are about 15% smaller than females. The underparts and head of juveniles are whitish or buff with few dark streaks.

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6 Comments

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

stunning series !

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Superb,

harsuame
harsuame 10 years ago

Bellas rapaz!! genial series

shrikalk
shrikalk 10 years ago

Thank you Satyen & Christy..

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Awesome spotting!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 10 years ago

Fabulous spotting!! So exotic! (to me!) Great series!

shrikalk
Spotted by
shrikalk

Murwara, India

Spotted on May 1, 2012
Submitted on May 31, 2012

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