from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A book-name of hawks of the genus Spilornis.


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  • The crested serpent-eagle flies with the wings held very far back, so that it looks, as "Exile" says, like a large butterfly.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • One species -- the crested serpent-eagle (_Spilornis cheela_) -- is common in the Himalayas up to 8000 feet.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • 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.

    The Bontoc Igorot

  • 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.

    Nicobar Islands rain forests

  • Accipitridae Andaman serpent-eagle Spilornis elgini*

    Andaman Islands rain forests

  • Accipitridae Mountain serpent-eagle Spilornis kinabaluensis

    Borneo montane rain forests


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