A pleasing endemic.
Photo of original 35mm print
This crested serpent eagle is escaping from the menace by a treepie.
Rajaji Tiger Reserve, Rishikesh
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.