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Black-breasted Snake-Eagle
Circaetus pectoralis Smith, A, 1829
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Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
  Circaetus

Scientific:
  Circaetus pectoralis

Citation:
  Smith, A, 1829

Reference:
  S.Afr.Comm.Advertiser 4

Protonym:
  Circaeetus [sic] Pectoralis

Avibase ID:
  BF553D32D596A4C7

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 559296

Geographic range:

  • Circaetus pectoralis: E Sudan and Ethiopia to South Africa
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Black-chested Snake-Eagle
Czech:
  orlík tmavoprsý
German:
  Schwarzbrust-Schlangenadler
Danish:
  Hvidbuget Slangeørn
Spanish:
  Culebrera Pechinegra
Finnish:
  savannikäärmekotka
French:
  Circaète à poitrine noire
Icelandic:
  Black-breasted Snake-Eagle
Italian:
  Biancone pettonero
Japanese:
  munagurochuuhiwashi
Japanese:
  ムナグロチュウヒワシ
Dutch:
  Zwartborstslangenarend
Norwegian:
  Svartbrystslangeørn
Polish:
  gadozer bialobrzuchy
Portuguese:
  Águia-cobreira-de-peito-preto
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Black-breasted Snake-Eagle
Russian:
  Черногрудый змееяд
Slovak:
  hadiar bielobruchý
Swedish:
  svartbröstad ormörn
Chinese:
  黑胸短趾雕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Black-chested Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Black-chested Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Black-chested Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Black-chested Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Black-chested Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Black-chested Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Black-chested Snake-eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Black-chested Snake-eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Black-chested Snake-eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Black-chested Snake-eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Black-chested Snake-eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Black-chested Snake-eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Black-chested Snake-eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Black-chested Snake-eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Black-chested Snake-eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Black-chested Snake-eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Black-chested Snake-eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Black-chested Snake-eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Black-chested Snake-eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Circaète à poitrine noire ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Circaète à poitrine noire ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Black-chested Harrier Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Black-chested Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Black-breasted Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
    Circaetus gallicus pectoralis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Black-breasted Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Black-breasted Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Black-breasted Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Black-breasted Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Black-breasted Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Black-breasted Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Black-breasted Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Black-breasted Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Black-breasted Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Black-breasted Snake-eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Black-chested Snake-eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Black-chested Snake-eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Black-chested Snake Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Circaëtus gallicus pectoralis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Circaetus gallicus pectoralis [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Black-chested Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Black-chested Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Black-chested Snake-Eagle ( Circaetus pectoralis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Circaetus pectoralis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Circaetus pectoralis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Circaetus [gallicus, beaudouini or pectoralis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Swartborsslangarend
Catalan: Àguila serpera pitnegra
Czech: orlík tmavoprsý
Danish: Hvidbuget Slangeørn
German: Schlangenadler, Schwarzbrust-Schlangenadler
English: Black chested Snake Eagle, Black-breasted Harrier Eagle, Black-breasted Harrier-Eagle, Blackbreasted Snake Eagle, Black-breasted Snake Eagle, Black-breasted Snake-eagle, Black-chested Harrier Eagle, Black-chested Harrier-eagle, Black-chested Snake Eagle, Black-chested Snake-Eagle, Short-toed Snake Eagle
English (Kenya): Black-chested Snake Eagle
English (South Africa): Black-chested Snake-Eagle
Spanish: Águila Culebrera de Pecho Negro, Culebrera Pechinegra
Spanish (Spain): Culebrera Pechinegra
Estonian: hulgu-madukotkas
Finnish: savannikäärmekotka
French: Circaète à poitrine noire, Circaëte Jean-le-Blanc
Hungarian: feketemellű kígyászölyv
Italian: Biancone pettonero
Japanese: munagurochuuhiwashi
Japanese: ムナグロチュウヒワシ
Latin: Circaetus gallicus pectoralis, Circaëtus gallicus pectoralis, Circaetus pectoralis
Lithuanian: Juodakrūtis gyvatėdis
Dutch: Zwartborstslangenarend
Norwegian: Svartbrystslangeørn
Polish: gadozer bialobrzuchy, gadożer białobrzuchy
Portuguese: Águia-cobreira-de-peito-preto
Russian: Черногрудый змееяд
Slovak: hadiar bielobruchý
Swedish: Svartbröstad ormörn
Swahili: Tai Kidari-cheusi
Tsonga: Xithaklongwa
Chinese: 黑胸短趾雕
Chinese (Traditional): 黑胸短趾鵰
Zulu: uKhozi

 

         

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