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
17 Mar (Tapan Road)
Crested serpent eagle
crested serpent eagle (Spilornis cheela)
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.