Crested Serpent Eagle
Length:51-71 cm.
Wingspan:123-155 cm.
Weight: 0.42 kg -1.8 kg.

Crested serpent eagle

(Spilornis cheela)

The crested serpent eagle is a medium sized bird of prey living in forested habitats of tropical Asia. It is dark brown in color and the head appears quite large, with long feathers on the back, hence the name crested. The tail has wide white and black bars on it and the feet are very powerful, in order to keep hold of its prey.

Did you know...?

Crested serpent eagles are known to use thermal winds in the morning to help them rise into the air.