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Crested Serpent-Eagle Spilornis cheela

Described by: Latham (1790)
Alternate common name(s): Crested Serpent Eagle, Crested Serpent-eagle, Lesser Crested Serpent-eagle, Lesser Crested Serpent Eagle, Peninsular Crested Serpent-eagle, Peninsular Serpent Eagle, Ceylon Crested Serpent-eagle, Ceylon Crested Serpent Eagle, Burmese Crested Serpent-eagle, Burmese Crested Serpent Eagle, Andaman Pale Serpent-eagle, Andaman Pale Serpent Eagle, Small Crested Serpent-eagle, Small Crested Serpent Eagle, Ryukyu Serpent-eagle, Ryukyu Serpent Eagle, Natuna Serpent-eagle, Natuna Serpent Eagle, Simeulue Serpent-eagle, Simeulue Serpent Eagle, Simalur Serpent-eagle, Simalur Serpent Eagle, Nias Serpent-eagle, Nias Serpent Eagle, Mentawai Serpent-eagle, Mentawai Serpent Eagle
Old scientific name(s): Spilornis asturinus


Panti Forest Reserve, Johor, Malaysia - Feb 24, 2001 © William Hull  Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India - Dec 1, 2001 © Dave Behrens  Yala National Park, Sri Lanka - Dec, 2002 © Dave Behrens  Kuala Gula, Perak, Malaysia - May, 2004 © Tan Chin Tong  Pantai Remis, Perak, Malaysia - May, 2004 © Tan Chin Tong 
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India to se. Asia, Greater Sundas and w. Philippines;
Fragmented island populations;
(1) Pakistan and n. India, Nepal.
(2) S. India s. from Gujarot and the Gangetic Plain.
(3) Sri Lanka.
(4) Burma, sw. China, Thailand to c. and s. Indochina.
(5) Andaman Is.
(6) C. Nicobar Is. (Camorta, Trinkat, Nancoury Katschall).
(7) Se. and sc. China (s. Yunnan, Kweichow, Kiangsi, s. Anhwei s. to Kwangsi, Kwangtung and Hainan) and n. Indochina (n. Vietnam).
(8) Sw. Ryukyu Is. (Iriomote, Ishigaki).
(9) Taiwan.
(10) Hainan.
(11) Philippines (Balabac, Palawan, Calamian Is.).
(12) Lowlands of n. Borneo.
(13) S. Borneo.
(14) Natuna and Belitung Is.
(15) Malay Peninsula including s. Burma (s. Tenasserim), Anambas Is. and n. Sumatra.
(16) S. Sumatra and Batu Is.
(17) Simeulue Is.
(18) Nias Is.
(19) Mentawai Is., Sipura Is. and Pagai Is.
(20) Java and Bali.
(21) Bawean Is.


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Taiwan - Date unknown Source: Wayne Hsu


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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