Spilornis klossi

The South Nicobar Serpent-eagle is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is endemic to India.

The Spilornis klossi is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

(category), Spilornis klossi, Great Nicobar Serpent Eagle 4. (category), Spilornis kinabaluensis, Mountain Serpent Eagle 5. (category), Spilornis rufipectus, Sulawesi Serpent Eagle 6. (category), Spilornis holospilus, Philippine Serpent Eagle 7. (category), Spilornis elgini, Andaman Serpent Eagle Dryotriorchis 1. (category), Dryotriorchis spectabilis, Congo Serpent Eagle Eutriorchis 1. More

Spilornis kinabaluensis, Spilornis klossi, Spilornis minimus, Spilornis rufipectus Subcategories - This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total. More

Taxonomy: Spilornis klossi Richmond, 1902, Great Nicobar Island. Taxonomic status uncertain, although existence of two species of Spilornis in Nicobar Is generally agreed upon: present species sometimes considered conspecific with S. cheela; S. (cheela) minimus often awarded full species status, in which case usually considered to include S. klossi as race. Currently considered to form superspecies with S. cheela, S. kinabaluensis, S. rufipectus and S. holospilus. Monotypic. Distribution: Great Nicobar I (Nicobar Is). More

Serpent-eagle Spilornis klossi and Andaman Serpent-eagle Spilornis elgini are both near-threatened. Crested Serpent-eagle Spilornis cheela at Phu Khieo National Park, Thailand, January 2009. Circus There are 14 species in this genus. The Reunion Harrier Circus maillardi is endangered. The Madagascar Harrier Circus macrosceles, and Black Harrier Circus maurus are vulnerable. The Cinereous Harrier Circus macrourus is near-threatened. Western Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus at Titchwell, Norfolk, England, June 2009. More

Range & population Spilornis klossi is endemic to the islands of Great Nicobar (including Pulo Kunji), Little Nicobar and Menchal in the South Nicobar island group, Nicobar islands, India. There is some confusion over records in 1993, when it was reported to be "probably one of the rarest raptors in the country" and "rarely seen in the Great Nicobar island", because this has not been the impression of other fieldworkers. More

Spilornis klossi is split from S. minimus (Ferguson-Lees & Christie 2001, Dickinson 2003, Rasmussen & Anderton 2005). 13. Circus spilothorax is split from Eastern Marsh Harrier C. spilonotus (Simmons 2000, Ferguson-Lees & Christie 2005) 14. CHANGE: English name of Circus maillardi from Malagasy Marsh Harrier to Reunion Harrier with split of C.macroceles 15. Circus macrosceles is split from C. More

Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Spilornis
Species : klossi
Authority : Richmond, 1902