Crested Serpent Eagle

  • Crested Serpent Eagle
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Found in the forested habitats of tropical Asia, the crested serpent eagle is a bird of prey of medium size. As its names suggests, the species feeds on snakes, though it is known to feed on other species as well. The specific name 'cheela' is derived from the Hindi name for kites.

Scientific Classification

Spilornis cheela
  • Scientific Name :
  • Spilornis cheela
Animals
  • Kingdom :
  • Animals
Aves
  • Class :
  • Aves
Falconiformes
  • Order :
  • Falconiformes
Accipitridae
  • Family :
  • Accipitridae
Spilornis
  • Genus :
  • Spilornis
Cheela
  • Species :
  • Cheela

Quick Facts

420 g to 1.8 kg
  • Weight:
  • 420 g to 1.8 kg
Wingspan: 123 - 155 cm
  • Size:
  • Wingspan: 123 - 155 cm
Carnivore
  • Diet:
  • Carnivore
Bangladesh,Bhutan,Brunei Darussalam,Cambodia,China,Hong Kong,India,Indonesia,Japan,Lao People's Democratic Republic,Macau,Malaysia,Myanmar,Nepal,Pakistan,Philippines,Sri Lanka,Taiwan, Province Of China,Thailand,Viet Nam
  • Locations:
  • Bangladesh,Bhutan,Brunei Darussalam,Cambodia,China,Hong Kong,India,Indonesia,Japan,Lao People's Democratic Republic,Macau,Malaysia,Myanmar,Nepal,Pakistan,Philippines,Sri Lanka,Taiwan, Province Of China,Thailand,Viet Nam
Other
  • Population Trend:
  • Other
Least Concern
  • Conservation Status:
  • Least Concern