Species Details

@Omar Shahadat (Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka);

Changeable Hawk Eagle Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Nisaetus cirrhatus
Family : Accipitridae
Order : Accipitriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Crested Hawk-Eagle
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : The Crested Hawk-Eagle is a medium-sized raptor with broad wings and long tail (adult bird length approximately 70 cm, wing 42 cm, bill 4 cm, tarsus 10.2 cm, tail 25.3 cm). It has two colour phases. In the more common pale phase it has brown upperparts, a boldly streaked breast and belly. In the rarer dark phase it is dark chocolate-brown to black. It feeds on medium sized jungle birds, squirrels, hares and field rats. It breeds in January-April.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Omar Shahadat (Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Okamoto Keita Sin(www.xeno-canto.org/Okamoto Keita Sin), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.