37. Spizaetus kieneri

No. 37. Spizaetus Kieneri, Desparre.

The Rufous-Belled Hawk-Eagle.

Nothing is known of the nidification of this species, I myself have never even seen a specimen.

Mr. E. Thompson, (whom I look to for specimens) remarks, " I enter this bird here because I have seen it come in at the end of April and remain for some time on the lower well wooded hills.

It has a rapid and elegant flight, mounts well, better than S. Caligatus or S. Nipalensis, which soar very awkwardly. Its cry is also somewhat different from the latter, and resembles a chirrup more than a clear metallic note."

Mr. Wallace has the following brief note on this species (Ibis 1868).

" Spizaetus Kieneri, Gervais, Mag. de Zools. 1835, Ois. pl. 35; Schleg. Mus. P. B. Astures, p. 11.

Sab. Borneo (Wall.) ; Philippines ? (Mus. Lugd.); India (Jerdon).

I obtained a single specimen of this small Eagle in Borneo. It had seized a Pigeon, which it was devouring when I shot it. Wing, 13 inches, the point, 4 inches; tail, 7.5 inches; tarsus, 2.5 inches; middle toe, 1.625 inch; inner toe, 1 inch."

BookTitle: 
My Scrap Book
Reference: 
Hume, Allan Octavian, ed. My Scrap Book: Or, Rough Notes on Indian Oology and Ornithology. Vol. 1. 1869.
Title in Book: 
37. Spizaetus kieneri
Book Author: 
Allan Octavian Hume
CatNo: 
37
Year: 
1869
Page No: 
216
Common name: 
Rufous Hawk Eagle
M_ID: 
2754
M_CN: 
Rufous-bellied Hawk-Eagle
M_SN: 
Lophotriorchis kienerii
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
12461

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