|Mountain Hawk-eagle Nisaetus
(aka Spizaetus nipalensis)
Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan
The Mountain Hawk-eagle is distributed from the Himalayas to south and east China and southwards to the north of Indochina and the Malaysian Peninsula with disjunct populations in the Western Ghats of south-west India and Japan.
|It is found in forest in
mountainous areas at between 600 and 4,000 metres where it feeds
on mammals as large as hares and birds as large as pheasants.
It is a large hawk-eagle with a long crest and even barring on the tail. Photo 5 shows a juvenile.
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