Spilornis cheela.

Spilornis cheela.

Key to Subspecies.

A.Wing over 410 mm.
a. Tail in adults with one broad band of white or pale brown.
a1. Darker; white spots on lower plumage with conspicuous black spots on
either side ...............S. c, cheela, p. 96.
b1. Paler; white spots larger but with less conspicuous blacks pots on either side.
a2. Smaller; wing 410 to 460 mm............... S. c. burmanicus, p. 99.
b2. Larger ; wing 460 to 490 mm............... S. c. ricketti, p. 100.
b. Tail in adults with two broad pale bands. S. c. albidus, p. 98.
B.Wing under 410 but over 300 mm.
c1. Upper plumage with strong purple gloss; breast less barred..... S. c. spilogaster, p. 100.
d1. Upper plumage less glossy; breast more barred............... S, c. davisoni, p. 101.
C. Wing under 300 but over 260 mm............... S. c. minimus, p. 102.
D. Wing under 260 mm............... S. c. klossi, p. 102.

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: 
Spilornis cheela.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
96
M_ID: 
2668
M_CN: 
Crested Serpent Eagle
M_SN: 
Spilornis cheela
Volume: 
Vol. 5
Term name: 
id: 
4381

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