Philippine serpent eagle

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Philippine serpent eagle
Spilornis holospilus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Spilornis
Species: S. holospilus
Binomial name
Spilornis holospilus
Vigors, 1831

The Philippine serpent eagle (Spilornis holospilus) is an eagle found in the major islands of the Philippines. It is sometimes treated as a race of the crested serpent eagle (Spilornis cheela). This species is usually found in forest clearings, open woodlands, and sometimes in cultivated lands with scattered trees. It is endemic to the Philippines. The species is found on most part of the major islands, except for Palawan.

Habitat[edit]

It inhabits primary and secondary forest. The bird is often seen soaring over clearings and river valleys.

Diet[edit]

The bird feeds on amphibians, reptiles and other live prey.

Description[edit]

Philippine serpent eagle

The Philippine serpent eagle is distinguished from other species of serpent eagle by more well-defined spots on the underparts and wings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Spilornis holospilus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 

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