1759. Spizaetus cirrhatus andamanensis

(1759) Spizaetus cirrhatus andamanensis.

THE ANDAMAN HAWK-EAGLE.

Spizaetus andamanensis Tytler, P. A. S. B., p. 112 (1865) (Port Blair). Spizaetus limnaetus. Blanf. & Oates, iii, p. 351 (part.).

Vernacular names. Arung-udda (Andamans). Description. Similar to the pale form of: S. c. limnaetus but much smaller.

Colours of soft parts as in c. limnaetus.

Measurements. A sexed male in the British Museum series has a wing of 375 mm. and a female 366 mm.; culmen 38 and 37 mm. respectively.

Distribution. Andamans only.

Nidification. An egg taken by Osmaston in the Andamans is pure white with a greyish tinge and is very small, measuring only 62.2 x 50.1 mm.

Habits. Apparently much the same as those of the other races. Davison found it generally on the outskirts of forest near open places.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.5 1928.
Title in Book: 
1759. Spizaetus cirrhatus andamanensis
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1759
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
88
Common name: 
Andaman Hawk Eagle
M_ID: 
2727
M_SN: 
Nisaetus cirrhatus andamanensis
Volume: 
Vol. 5
Term name: 
id: 
4372

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