Species Details

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Short‑toed Snake Eagle Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Circaetus gallicus
Family : Accipitridae
Order : Accipitriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Short-toed Eagle
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Short-toed Snake Eagle is a medium-sized eagle with a large rounded greyish owl-like head (adult bird length approximately 65 cm, wing 52 cm, bill 4.2 cm, tarsus 9.5 cm, tail 28 cm). Its female is larger than the male. It has three or four dark bands on the underside of the tail. It feeds on snakes, frogs, lizards, rodents, birds and large insects.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Vijay Vanaparthy(www.inaturalist.org/people/Vijay Vanaparthy),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Anrew Simonmore information, please contact us.