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Crested Serpent-Eagle

Spilornis cheela (Latham, 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, 1790)

Reference:
  IndexOrn. p.4

Protonym:
  Falco Cheela

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


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  E99210B2B8516261

Avibase ID:
  avibase-E99210B2

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/E99210B2


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
  • Show more...
English:
Crested Serpent-Eagle
Catalan:
Àguila serpera crestada
Czech:
orlík chocholatý
Danish:
Toppet Slangeørn
German:
Schlangenweihe
Spanish:
Culebrera Chiíla
Spanish (Spain):
Culebrera Chiíla
Finnish:
harjakotka
French:
Serpentaire bacha
Hungarian:
kontyos kígyászsas
Italian:
Serpentario crestato
Japanese (romaji):
minamikanmuriwashi
Japanese:
ミナミカンムリワシ
Lithuanian:
Kuoduotasis gyvatėdis
Dutch:
Kinabalu-slangearend
Norwegian:
Orientsnokørn
Polish:
wezojad czubaty
Portuguese:
águia-serpentária-de-crista
Russian:
Хохлатый змееяд
Slovak:
hadiar čepcový
Serbian:
Ćubasti zmijar
Swedish:
Indisk tofsormörn
Ukrainian:
Змієїд чубатий
Chinese:
蛇雕
Chinese (Traditional):
蛇鵰


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Crested Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis cheela) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Crested Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis cheela) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Crested Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis cheela) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Crested Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis cheela) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Crested Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis cheela) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Crested Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis cheela) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Crested Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis cheela) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Crested Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis cheela) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Crested Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis cheela) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Crested Serpent-Eagle (Crested) ( Spilornis cheela [cheela Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Crested Serpent-Eagle (Crested) ( Spilornis cheela [cheela Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Crested Serpent-Eagle (Crested) ( Spilornis cheela [cheela Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Crested Serpent-Eagle (Crested) ( Spilornis cheela [cheela Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Crested Serpent-Eagle (Crested) ( Spilornis cheela [cheela Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Crested Serpent-Eagle (Crested) ( Spilornis cheela [cheela Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Crested Serpent-Eagle (Crested) ( Spilornis cheela [cheela Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Crested Serpent-Eagle (Crested) ( Spilornis cheela [cheela Group]) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Crested Serpent-Eagle ( Spilornis cheela) [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Spilornis [cheela, abbotti, sipora, natunensis, baweanus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Azerbaijani: kəkilli ilanyeyən
Bulgarian: Качулат змияр
Bengali: কুমি , চতরা নাগিইগর , তিলা নাগঈগল, ঳া঩মিমকা ঝুুঁটি িইগর
Bengali (transliteration): kullē, sāpakhēkō jhum̐ṭi īgala, tilā nāga'īgala
Catalan: Àguila serpera crestada
Cebuano: sikub
Czech: orlík chocholatý
Danish: Toppet Slangeørn
German: Hauben-Schlangenadler, Schlangenweihe
English: Crested Serpent Eagle, Crested Serpent-Eagle, Crested Serpent-Eagle (Crested)
English (IOC): Crested Serpent Eagle (Crested)
Esperanto: Kresta serpentaglo
Spanish: Culebrera Chiíla, Culebrera Chiíla (grupo cheela)
Spanish (Spain): Culebrera Chiíla, Culebrera chiíla (grupo cheela), Culebrera Chiíla [cheela Group]
Spanish (HBW): Crested Serpent-Eagle (Crested)
Estonian: mägi-maduhaugas
Finnish: Harjakotka, harjakotka [alalaji cheela]
French: Serpentaire bacha, Serpentaire bacha (cheela), Serpentaire bacha (nominal), Serpentaire bacha [cheela]
Hungarian: kontyos kígyászsas
Indonesian: Burung Elangular Bido, Burung Elang-ular Bido, Elang ular, Elangular Bido
Icelandic: Slönguerna [cheela hópur]
Italian: Serpentario crestato
Japanese (romaji): kammuriwashi, kanmuri washi, Kanmuri-washi, kanmuriwashi (cheela guru-pu), minamikanmuriwashi
Japanese: カンムリワシ, カンムリワシ (cheela グループ), ミナミカンムリワシ
Japanese (Kanji): 冠鷲
Mongolian, Halh: филиппин могойч бүргэд
Korean: 관수리
Korean (Transliteration): gwan-suri
Kirghiz: үрпөк жыланчыл
Scientific: Falco Cheela, Falco tschila, Spilornis cheela, Spilornis cheela [cheela Group], Spilornis cheela cheela
Lithuanian: Kuoduotasis gyvatėdis
Latvian: cekulainais čūskērglis
Malayalam: ചുട്ടിപ്പരുന്ത്‌ 
Mongolian: филиппин могойч бүргэд
Malay: Burung Helang Kuik, Burung Lang Kuik, Helang Berjambul, Helang Kuik
Nepali: काकाकुल
Dutch: Indische Slangenarend, Indische Slangenarend (cheela groep), Kinabalu-slangearend
Norwegian: Orientsnokørn, orientsnokørn (cheela gr.)
Polish: wezojad czubaty, 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
Russian: Большой хохлатый змееяд, Хохлатый змееяд
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Silu Sarapakussa
Slovak: hadiar čepcový, hadiar čepcový (orol hadí)
Serbian: Ćubasti zmijar, Ćubasti zmijar [cheela grupa]
Swedish: Indisk tofsormörn, Orienthjälmörn, orienthjälmörn [cheela Group]
Tamil: Paambu Parundhu
Thai: เหยี่ยวรุ้ง, เหยี่ยวรุ้ง (cheela), เหยี่ยวรุ้ง (ธรรมดา), รุ้ง, อีรุ้ง
Thai (Transliteration): ii-rúŋ, rúŋ, yìaw-rúŋ
Tatar: бүрекле елан карчыгасы
Ukrainian: Змієїд чубатий
Vietnamese: Chim Diều hoa Miến Điện, Chim Diều răn, Diều hoa miến điện, Diều hoa trung quốc
Chinese: 凤头捕蛇, 凤头蛇, 大冠鷲 , 大冠鷲(指名亞種群), 横髻山, 白腹蛇, 蛇, 蛇雕, 蛇雕(广布), 蛇鵰, 麻鹰
Chinese (Traditional): 大冠鷲(指名亞種群), 横髻山鵰, 橫髻山鵰, 白腹蛇鵰, 蛇雕(广布), 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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