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Crested Serpent-Eagle
Crested Serpent-Eagle

Crested Serpent-Eagle

Scientific name:
Spilornis cheela
Habitat :
Forests from lowland to over 2000 m.
Birdwatch note :
Underwing has diagnostic broad white band near trailing edge. Commonly seen soaring above forests. Two endemic races, palawensis found in Palawan and holospilus for the rest of the country. Some authors treat holospilus as a separate species Philippine Serpent-Eagle.
Photo credit :
Romy Ocon, www.pbase.com/liquidstone