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The black eagle

Ictinaetus malaiensis


They are in the family Accipitridae, and the only member of the genus Ictinaetus. They are easily identified by their widely splayed and long primary "fingers", the characteristic silhouette, slow flight and yellow ceres and legs that contrast with their dark feathers


Found in the hilly regions of tropical Asia, especially the Indian Subcontinent and adjoining regions


They hunt mammals and birds, particularly at their nests.

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Kerala, India

Spotted on Mar 26, 2017
Submitted on Nov 14, 2017

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