Ictinaetus Jerdon, J. A. S. B., xii, p. 128 (1843).
Type, Aquila pernigra Hodgs.
This genus is remarkable for the shape of the foot, the outer toe and claw being very small; the other toes are short and the inner toe is stouter and but little shorter than the middle ; the claws are less strongly curved than in other genera of Eagles; the bill is rather small, the edge of the upper mandible almost straight; nostrils broadly oval and oblique; the wing long, the fifth longest and the first a little longer than the secondaries ; the tad is long and a little rounded; the tarsi are feathered to the toes.
The genus contains but one species, extending through India, Burma and Malava to the Celebes.