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The Changeable Hawk-Eagle A very pretty bird. Birding,Changeable Hawk-Eagle,Geotagged,India,Indian,Nisaetus cirrhatus,Safari,Tadoba,bird,crested,eyes,horizontal,looking,perched,wild,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. Yes it is! Any idea why it's called "changeable"? Posted 8 years ago
    1. Source: http://carnivoraforum.com/topic/9331661/1/
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      The Crested hawk-eagle is a medium-large raptor at about 60–77 cm in length. It is a relatively slender forest eagle with some subspecies (especially limnaetus) being dimorphic giving the name of "Changeable".
      This, and also a complicated phylogeny further complicates precise identification.
      Normally brown above; white below with barring on the undersides of the flight feathers and tail; black longitudinal streaks on throat and chocolate streaks on breast. 'Some subspecies have a crest of four feathers, but this is all but absent in others' Sexes alike; female larger, and young birds are often whiter-headed and less patterned.
      Posted 8 years ago
      1. Thanks! Posted 8 years ago

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The changeable hawk-eagle or crested hawk-eagle is a bird of prey species of the family Accipitridae. It was formerly placed in the genus "Spizaetus", but studies pointed to the group being paraphyletic resulting in the Old World members being placed in "Nisaetus" and separated from the New World species.

Similar species: Diurnal Birds Of Prey
Species identified by Mayur Kotlikar
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Uploaded Apr 22, 2014. Captured in Chandrapur - Mul - Nagbhir - Nagpur Highway, Gondsawari Rayyatwari, Maharashtra 441224, India.