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Crested Hawk Eagle

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The Crested Hawk-Eagle with the scientific name of Nisaetus cirrhatus is

one of the bird of prey species which belongs to the family Accipitridae.

It is one of the predatory species in India. It is otherwise called as Changeable Hawk-eagle. It formerly belonged to the genus Spizaetus. The quick classification of this crested hawk eagle is given below,

 Kingdom   Animalia 
 Phylum   Chordata 
 Class   Aves 
 Order   Accipitriformes  
 Family   Accipitridae 
 Genus   Nisaetus 
 Species   Nisaetus cirrhatus 

Physical Characteristics:

The Crested Hawk Eagle is one of the medium-large raptor. The length of this crested Hawk Eagle is 60 to 72 centimeters (24 to 28 in). The Wing span of crested Hawk Eagle is 127 to 138 centimeters. Weight of this crested Hawk Eagle is 1300 to 1900 g. The Adult Crested Hawk eagles upper parts are brown in colour. The wings of this species are paler. Tail is in pale brown colour. It has brown wing feathers and has a broad black tip.
Its breast is white and flanks are streaked with dark brown colour. It also has a read buff flanks. This crested hawk eagle is one of the slender birds which have short and rounded wings and tail. The eyes of this species are in yellow colour. It' fleet also is in yellow colour. It's chin is of white colour. It has streaked black colour throat. It has a hooked bill which is grayish yellow.

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