(1761) Spizaetus nipalensis fokiensis.
THE CHINESE HAWK-EAGLE.
Spizaetus nipalensis fokiensis Kirke-Swann, Syn. List Accip., p. 72 (Nov. 7, 1919) (Fokien, China).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Very similar to S. n. nipalensis but much smaller.
Colours of soft parts as in the typical form.
Measurements. wing 419 to 426 mm.; wing 445 mm.
Distribution. South China, Hainan, Indo-Burmese countries to Tenasserim.
Nidification. Rickett's collectors took a young bird in down, the feathers just showing, from a " large nest, big enough for a man to curl himself up in," in May. This was at Ah Chung in Fokien.
Habits. Apparently those of the species. It is certainly resident wherever found.