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Crested, Natuna, Bawean, Ryu Kyu or Mountain Serpent-Eagle

Spilornis [cheela, natunensis, baweanus, perplexus, kinabaluensis] (= 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:
  D10305803AC407B4

Avibase ID:
  avibase-D1030580

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/D1030580


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 natunensis: Natunas and Belitung islands (off Borneo)
  • Spilornis baweanus: Bawean I. (off n Java)
  • Spilornis perplexus: S Ryukyu Islands
  • Spilornis kinabaluensis: Mountains of n Borneo
  • Show more...
English:
Crested, Natuna, Bawean, Ryu Kyu or Mountain Serpent-Eagle
French:
Serpentaire bacha, S. de Natuna, S. de Bawean, S. des Ryu Kyu ou S. du Kinabalu


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Crested, Natuna, Bawean, Ryu Kyu or Mountain Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis [cheela, natunensis, baweanus, perplexus, kinabaluensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Crested Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis [cheela, natunensis, baweanus, perplexus, kinabaluensis, salvadorii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Crested Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis [cheela, natunensis, baweanus, perplexus, kinabaluensis, salvadorii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Crested Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis [cheela, natunensis, baweanus, perplexus, kinabaluensis, salvadorii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Crested, Natuna, Bawean, Ryu Kyu or Mountain Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis [cheela, natunensis, baweanus, perplexus, kinabaluensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Crested, Natuna, Bawean, Ryu Kyu or Mountain Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis [cheela, natunensis, baweanus, perplexus, kinabaluensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Crested, Natuna, Bawean, Ryu Kyu or Mountain Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis [cheela, natunensis, baweanus, perplexus, kinabaluensis])
Clements 1st edition:
Serpent Eagle ( Spilornis cheela) [version 4]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Spilornis cheela [version 4]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Spilornis cheela [excl. elgini, abbotti or sipora]

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Bulgarian: Качулат змияр
Bengali: তিলা নাগঈগল
Catalan: Àguila serpera crestada
Cebuano: sikub
Czech: orlík chocholatý
Danish: Borneoslangeørn
German: Schlangenweihe
English: Crested Serpent-Eagle, Crested, Natuna, Bawean, Ryu Kyu or Mountain Serpent-Eagle, Serpent Eagle
Esperanto: Kresta serpentaglo
Spanish: Culebrera Chiíla
Estonian: aasia maduhaugas
Finnish: harjakotka
French: Serpentaire bacha, Serpentaire bacha, S. de Natuna, S. de Bawean, S. des Ryu Kyu ou S. du Kinabalu
Hungarian: kontyos kígyászsas
Indonesian: Burung Elang-ular Bido
Italian: Serpentario crestato
Japanese (romaji): kammuriwashi
Japanese: カンムリワシ
Japanese (Kanji): 冠鷲
Korean: 관수리
Korean (Transliteration): gwan-suri
Scientific: Falco Cheela, Spilornis [cheela, natunensis, baweanus, perplexus, kinabaluensis, salvadorii], Spilornis [cheela, natunensis, baweanus, perplexus, kinabaluensis], Spilornis cheela, Spilornis cheela cheela
Lithuanian: Kuoduotasis gyvatėdis
Malayalam: ചുട്ടിപ്പരുന്ത്‌ 
Malay: Burung Helang Kuik
Nepali: काकाकुल
Dutch: Indische Slangenarend
Norwegian: Orientsnokørn
Polish: wężojad czubaty
Pinyin: dà guān-jiù
Portuguese: águia-serpentária-de-crista
Russian: Хохлатый змееяд
Slovak: hadiar čepcový
Swedish: orienthjälmörn
Tamil: Paambu Parundhu
Thai: เหยี่ยวรุ้ง
Thai (Transliteration): yìaw-rúŋ
Ukrainian: Змієїд чубатий
Vietnamese: Chim Diều hoa Miến Điện
Chinese: 蛇雕
Chinese (Traditional): 蛇鵰
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 大冠鷲
Chinese (Taiwan): 大冠鹫

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