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Crested, Simeulue, Nias, Mentawai, Natuna, Bawean, Ryu Kyu or Small Serpent-Eagle

Spilornis [cheela, abbotti, asturinus, sipora, natunensis, baweanus, perplexus or minimus] (= Spilornis cheela) (Latham, J 1790)

The crested serpent eagle is a medium-sized bird of prey that is found in forested habitats across tropical Asia. Within its widespread range across the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia and East Asia, there are considerable variations and some authorities prefer to treat several of its subspecies as completely separate species. In the past, several species including the Philippine serpent eagle, Andaman serpent eagle and South Nicobar serpent eagle 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. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
   Spilornis
Scientific:
  Spilornis cheela


Original description

Citation:
  (Latham, J 1790)

Reference:
   Index Orn. 1 p.4

Protonym:
  Falco Cheela

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/53510385


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  3EEEE78AD951A97B

Avibase ID:
  avibase-3EEEE78A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/3EEEE78A


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 175506

Geographic range:

  • Spilornis cheela cheela: N India and Nepal
  • Spilornis cheela melanotis: Indo-Gangetic plain
  • Spilornis cheela spilogaster: Sri Lanka
  • Spilornis cheela burmanicus: Myanmar to sw China, Thailand and Indochina
  • Spilornis cheela ricketti: Southern China and n Vietnam
  • Spilornis cheela hoya: Taiwan
  • Spilornis cheela rutherfordi: Hainan (s China)
  • Spilornis cheela palawanensis: Palawan (sw Philippines)
  • Spilornis cheela pallidus: Lowlands of n Borneo
  • Spilornis cheela richmondi: S Borneo
  • Spilornis cheela malayensis: Malay Peninsula, n Sumatra and Anambas Islands
  • Spilornis cheela batu: S Sumatra and Batu Islands
  • Spilornis cheela bido: Java and Bali
  • Spilornis cheela davisoni: Andaman Islands
  • Spilornis abbotti: Simeulue I. (off w Sumatra)
  • Spilornis asturinus: Nias I. (off w Sumatra)
  • Spilornis sipora: Mentawai Archipelago (off w Sumatra)
  • Spilornis natunensis: Natunas and Belitung islands (off Borneo)
  • Spilornis baweanus: Bawean I. (off n Java)
  • Spilornis perplexus: S Ryukyu Islands
  • Spilornis minimus: Nicobar Islands
  • Show more...
English:
Crested, Simeulue, Nias, Mentawai, Natuna, Bawean, Ryu Kyu or Small Serpent-Eagle
French:
Serpentaire bacha ou S. menu


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Crested, Simeulue, Nias, Mentawai, Natuna, Bawean, Ryu Kyu or Small Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis [cheela, abbotti, asturinus, sipora, natunensis, baweanus, perplexus or minimus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Crested or Small Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis [cheela, abbotti, asturinus, sipora, natunensis, baweanus, perplexus or minimus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Crested or Small Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis [cheela, abbotti, asturinus, sipora, natunensis, baweanus, perplexus or minimus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Crested or Small Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis [cheela, abbotti, asturinus, sipora, natunensis, baweanus, perplexus or minimus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Crested or Small Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis [cheela, abbotti, asturinus, sipora, natunensis, baweanus, perplexus or minimus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Crested or Small Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis [cheela, abbotti, asturinus, sipora, natunensis, baweanus, perplexus or minimus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Crested or Small Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis [cheela, abbotti, asturinus, sipora, natunensis, baweanus, perplexus or minimus])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Spilornis [cheela, abbotti, asturinus, sipora, natunensis, baweanus, perplexus, minimus, holospilus]

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Bulgarian: Качулат змияр
Bengali: তিলা নাগঈগল
Catalan: Àguila serpera crestada
Cebuano: sikub
Czech: orlík chocholatý
Danish: Toppet Slangeørn
German: Haubenschlangenadler, Schlangenweihe
English: Crested or Small Serpent-Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Crested Serpent-eagle, Crested, Simeulue, Nias, Mentawai, Natuna, Bawean, Ryu Kyu or Small Serpent-Eagle
English, HBW: Crested Serpent-eagle
English (IOC): Crested Serpent Eagle
English (United States): Crested Serpent-Eagle
Esperanto: Kresta serpentaglo
Spanish: Culebrera chiíla
Spanish (Spain): Culebrera Chiíla
Spanish (HBW): Crested Serpent-Eagle
Estonian: aasia maduhaugas
Finnish: harjakotka
French: Serpentaire bacha, Serpentaire bacha ou S. menu
Croatian: kukmasti zmijar
Hungarian: kontyos kígyászsas
Indonesian: Burung Elangular Bido, Burung Elang-ular Bido, Elangular Bido, Elang-ular bido
Icelandic: Slönguerna
Italian: Serpentario crestato
Japanese (romaji): kanmuri washi, kanmuriwashi
Japanese: カンムリワシ
Japanese (Kanji): 冠鷲
Korean: 관수리
Korean (Transliteration): gwan-suri
Scientific: Falco Cheela, Spilornis [cheela, abbotti, asturinus, sipora, natunensis, baweanus, perplexus or minimus], Spilornis cheela, Spilornis cheela cheela
Lithuanian: Kuoduotasis gyvatėdis
Latvian: cekulainais čūskērglis
Malayalam: ചുട്ടിപ്പരുന്ത്, ചുട്ടിപ്പരുന്ത്‌ 
Marathi: तुरेवाला सर्पगरुड
Malay: Burung Helang Kuik, Burung Lang Kuik
Nepali: काकाकुल
Dutch: Indische Slangenarend
Norwegian Nynorsk: Orientsnokørn
Norwegian: Orientsnokørn
Polish: wężojad czubaty
Pinyin: bái-fù shé-diāo, dà guān-jiù, fèng-tóu bǔ-shé-diāo, fèng-tóu shé-diāo, héng-jì shān-diāo, má yīng, shé-diāo
Portuguese: águia-serpentária-de-crista
Portuguese (Portugal): águia-cobreira-de-crista
Russian: Большой хохлатый змееяд, Хохлатый змееяд
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Silu Sarapakussa
Slovak: hadiar čepcový
Serbian: Ćubasti zmijar
Swedish: orienthjälmörn
Tamil: Paambu Parundhu
Thai: เหยี่ยวรุ้ง, รุ้ง, อีรุ้ง
Thai (Transliteration): ii-rúŋ, rúŋ, yìaw-rúŋ
Turkish: Tepeli yılan kartalı
Ukrainian: Змієїд чубатий
Vietnamese: Chim Diều hoa Miến Điện, Chim Diều răn
Chinese: 凤头捕蛇, 凤头蛇, 横髻山, 白腹蛇, 蛇, 蛇雕, 麻鹰
Chinese (Traditional): 大冠鷲, 大冠鷲〔蛇鵰〕, 横髻山鵰, 橫髻山鵰, 白腹蛇鵰, 蛇鵰, 鳳頭捕蛇鵰, 鳳頭蛇鵰, 麻鷹
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 大冠鷲
Chinese (Taiwan): 大冠鹫

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