Friday, July 13, 2012
Blyth's Hawk Eagle
The Blyth's Hawk-Eagle, Nisaetus alboniger is a medium-sized bird of prey. Like all eagles, it is in the family Accipitridae. It breeds in Peninsula Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo. It is a bird of open woodland, although island forms prefer a higher tree density. It builds a stick nest in a tree and lays a single egg.
It is a fairly small eagle at about 51–58 cm in length. Adult has a thick white band on uppertail and undertail, all black above, black spotted breast, barred below. It has a prominent crest like the bazas. Juvenile is dark brown above, and has a light brown head and underparts.