Philippine Serpent-Eagle

It is endemic to the Philippines. The species is found on most part of the major islands, except for Palawan. It inhabits primary and secondary forest. The bird is often seen soaring over clearings and river valleys. The bird feeds on amphibians, reptiles and other live prey. The Philippine serpent eagle is distinguished from other species of serpent eagle by more well-defined spots on the underpants and wings.

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The Philippine Serpent-Eagle is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Philippine Serpent-eagle (Spilornis holospilus) = French: Serpentaire des Philippines German: Philippinenschlangenweihe Spanish: Culebrera Filipina Taxonomy: Buteo holospilus Vigors, 1831, near Manila. Taxonomic status uncertain: sometimes classified as race of S. cheela; shares Philippines with S. cheela palawanensis, but without sympatry. Currently considered to form superspecies with S. cheela, S. klossi, S. kinabaluensis and S. rufipectus. Proposed race panayensis not valid. Monotypic. More

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Philippine Serpent-Eagle Spilornis holospilus = PICOP, Mindanao, Philippines - Mar, 2007 More

Philippine Serpent-Eagle Spilornis holospilus = Described by: Vigors (1831) Alternate common name(s): Philippine Serpent Eagle, Philippine Serpent-eagle Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs PICOP, Mindanao, Philippines - Mar, 2007 More

Philippine Serpent-Eagle (Spilornis holospilus, a Philippine endemic) ID Code - PSE-IMG_2348 Available Sizes - 12"x18" and 8"x12" Habitat - Forest from lowlands to over 2000 m Shooting Info - Subic rainforest, Bataan, June 2, 2005, 20D + 400 5.6L + Tamron 1.4x TC, 560 mm, f/10, ISO 400, 1/1000 sec, hand held, near full frame, available light Canon EOS 20D 1/1000s f/7.1 at 400. More

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Philippine Serpent-Eagle Spilornis holospilus 163. Plain Bush-hen Amaurornis olivaceus 164. White-eared Brown-Dove Phapitreron leucotis 165. Amethyst Brown-Dove (not Mdoro, Panay) Phapitreron amethystina 166. Yellow-breasted Fruit-Dove (not Panay) Ptilinopus occipitalis 167. Pink-bellied Imperial-Pigeon Ducula poliocephala 168. Blue-crowned Racquet-tail (not Panay) Prioniturus discurus 169. Philippine Hanging-Parrot (Colasisi) Loriculus philippensis 170. Philippine Coucal Centropus viridis 171. Philippine Drongo-Cuckoo Surniculus velutinus 172. More

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Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Spilornis
Species : holospilus
Authority : (Vigors, 1831)