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Photo © by atanumondal
Bangalore, India, November 2009
Clanga hastata


50–60 cm (19¾-23½ in)

  • Overall brown plumage
  • Whitish streaks on breast
  • Gape extends to centre of eye


Asia: found in India, Bangladesh and northern Myanmar.


This is a monotypic species[1]. Formerly included in the genus Aquila.

Photo © by Alok Tewari
Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, December-2017


Lowland forests and forest edges.



Their diet consists of mammals, reptiles, birds and amphibians.


The stick nest is placed in a tree fork. It is lined with green leaves.


Recording by Alok Tewari
Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, February-2016
Two individuals were sitting in an Acacia tree, when a Greater Spotted Eagle too flew in. This made one of the Indian Spotted restless and it started calling.

Double comma on the underwing seen here
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, March-2019


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2016)
  3. The Eagle Directory
  4. ID-Forum members discussion : https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=374248

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