(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.