This eagle was spotted nesting with its mate. It occasionally left the nest. But it mostly stayed within a radius of less than 100 feet away and never ventured out for very long.
Crested Serpent Eagle
Location: Forest Track, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 4th January 2016
Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC
It was my first trip to Panti this year and I guess I should write something.
Con, Danny and I went to Panti today. It was a day of Banded Pittas - we saw 3 males and probably heard 2 more. This is pitta season, but too bad no Giant. Otherwise, it was rather quiet and hot.
A pair of Crested Serpent Eagles on the same tree.
17 Mar (Tapan Road)
A sleepy Crested Serpent Eagle made easy shooting targets.
Crested serpent eagle
Spilornis is a genus of bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. As adults all have dark crowns, and bright yellow eyes and cere. These medium-sized raptors are found in forests of southern Asia and are known as serpent-eagles; an English name shared with two African species from the genera Dryotriorchis and Eutriorchis.