Great Nicobar serpent eagle

Great Nicobar serpent eagle

Great Nicobar serpent eagle

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Spilornis klossi

The Great Nicobar serpent eagle (Spilornis klossi ), also known as the South Nicobar serpent eagle, is a species of bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It is probably the smallest known eagle, with a weight of about 450 g (0.99 lb), a wingspan of 85 to 95 cm (33 to 37 in) and a body length of about 38 to 42 cm (15 to 17 in). It is endemic to forest on the Indian island of Great Nicobar. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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All major authorities now treat the Great Nicobar serpent eagle as a species, but in the past it was sometimes considered a subspecies of S. minimus. Today S. minimus is either considered a subspecies of the crested serpent eagle or a monotypic species from the central Nicobar Islands, the Central Nicobar serpent eagle.

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Great Nicobar serpent eagle
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References

1. Great Nicobar serpent eagle Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Nicobar_serpent_eagle
2. Great Nicobar serpent eagle on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22729465/95016577

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