Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A book-name of hawks of the genus Spilornis.
“The crested serpent-eagle flies with the wings held very far back, so that it looks, as "Exile" says, like a large butterfly.”
“One species -- the crested serpent-eagle (_Spilornis cheela_) -- is common in the Himalayas up to 8000 feet.”
“The exceptions are mainly insectivora, and such larger animals as the mythology of the Igorot says were once men -- as the monkey, serpent-eagle, crow, snake, etc.”
“Family Common Name Species Accipitridae Nicobar serpent-eagle Spilornis minimus* Accipitridae Nicobar sparrowhawk Accipiter butleri* Megapodiidae Nicobar scrubfowl Megapodius nicobariensis** Columbidae Andaman wood-pigeon Columba palumboides Columbidae Andaman cuckoo-dove Macropygia rufipennis Psittacidae Nicobar parakeet Psittacula caniceps* Strigidae Andaman hawk-owl Ninox affinis Sturnidae White-headed starling Sturnus erythropygius Pycnonotidae Nicobar bulbul Hypsipetes nicobariensis** An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.”
“Accipitridae Andaman serpent-eagle Spilornis elgini*”
“Accipitridae Mountain serpent-eagle Spilornis kinabaluensis”
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A work in progress....Birds from around the world (other than endemic to North America).
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