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Photo © by Jason Bugay Reyes
Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia, 23 March 2015
Spilornis kinabaluensis


Photo © by Karim Madoya
Tambunan, Sabah, Malaysia, 30 July 2007


Mountains of northern Borneo


This is a monotypic species.

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


Forest edge and grassy woodlands.



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