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CRESTED SERPENT EAGLE


CRESTED SERPENT EAGLE
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Copyright: Navnith Krishnan (navnith) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 125 W: 0 N: 158] (1331)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, NIKKOR AF 300 mm f/1:4ED
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-21 22:56
Viewed: 2158
Points: 3
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela) is a medium-sized bird of prey that is found in forested habitats across tropical Asia. Within its widespread range, there are considerable variations and some authorities prefer to treat several of its subspecies as completely separate species.[2] In the past, several species including the Philippine Serpent Eagle (S. holospila), Andaman Serpent Eagle (S. elgini) and South Nicobar Serpent Eagle (S. klossi) were treated as subspecies of the Crested Serpent Eagle. All members within the species complex have a large looking head with long feathers on the back of the head giving them a maned and crested appearance. The face is bare and yellow joining up with the ceres while the powerful feet are unfeathered and heavily scaled. They fly over the forest canopy on broad wings and tail have wide white and black bars. They call often with a loud, piercing and familiar three or two-note call. They often feed on snakes, giving them their name and are placed along with the Circaetus snake-eagles in the subfamily Circaetinae."
Courtsy:WILKIPEDIA

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Because of low light, the image looks a bit shaky. good attempt. nice species. tfs.

Hi Navnith,
Great capture of this Crested Serpent Eagle.
Well done. Congratuation.
Cheers.
Michel

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