Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Crested Serpent Eagle

The Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela is the most common raptor in the Huben-Hushan Important Bird Area (IBA) where it is resident. The endemic subspecies found on Taiwan, race hoya, is very large. The Crested Serpent Eagle is very easily seen soaring over Huben where several pairs are present throughout the year. The Crested Serpent Eagle is listed in lower risk categories of the IUCN's Red Data list of threatened species.

See: Huben-Hushan IBA Bird List

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