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|Scientific Name||Nisaetus cirrhatus (Gmelin, 1788)|
|English||Changeable Hawk-eagle, Crested Hawk-Eagle|
|Others||Crested Hawk-Eagle, English – Changeable Hawk-eagle|
The nesting season is from December to April. The nest is a platform of sticks lined with green leaves on high forest trees. Usually a single egg is laid.
Larger than a black kite.
A relatively slender, medium -large raptor with brown above and white below with black longitudinal streaks on throat and chocolate streaks on breast. In some sub-species there is a crest of four feathers projecting behind the head. Sexes are alike but males are smaller than females.
They are generally seen, perched upright on tall trees keeping a lookout for prey. The prey consists of junglefowl, pheasants, hares and other small animals which when sighted, the bird swoops upon and carries away in its talons.
often sighted singly in open woodland.
Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1