Neopus malayensis, Rein.
32. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 65; Butler, Deccan and South Mahratta country ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 372; Hume's Scrap Book, p. 187.
THE BLACK EAGLE.
Length, 27.5 ; wing, 22 ; tail, 14.
Length, 30.5 ; wing, 23; tail, 14 ; tarsus, 4. Cere, gape, and feet deep yellow; bill greenish-horny, black at tip ; irides dark brown.
Of an uniform brown-black, paler and duller beneath; upper tail-coverts barred with white; tail with some light bars; quills faintly barred with grey on their inner webs.
The Black Eagle occurs sparingly along the Western Ghats, but has not as yet been recorded from any other part of the district.
The very peculiar feet of this bird make it a very easy one to identify. The genus consists of this one species only.