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Andaman Serpent Eagle - BirdForum Opus

Photo by James Eaton
South Andaman Island, India, January 2008
Spilornis elgini


49-54cm. Dark brown with small white spots.


Andaman Islands, Indian Ocean.


This is a monotypic species.[1]

Treated as a race of Crested Serpent Eagle S. cheela by some authors.(Citation needed)


Forest clearings in the interior of islands.

Replaced by davisoni race of Crested Serpent Eagle in coastal forest.[1]


The diet includes birds, frogs, lizards, snakes, and rats.


  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. BirdLife International
  3. Answers.com

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