Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Jerdon's Baza Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Aviceda jerdoni
Family : Accipitridae
Order : Accipitriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Blyth's Baza, Brown Baza
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Jerdon’s Baza is a brown raptor with a long white-tipped crest (adult bird length approximately 48 cm, wing 30.5 cm, bill 2.9 cm, tarsus 3.6 cm, tail 20.5 cm). It looks brown from above and barred rufous from below. It has a pale brownish head streaked with dark. The imperial eagle is often observed in pairs, engaging in aerial sallies with their crests held erect. Occasionally, small family groups of 3 to 5 individuals may be seen in flight near the forest's edge. These birds perform soaring and undulating display flights near their nests. While the breeding season varies locally, they are known to breed throughout the year, except for a few months around April and May.
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;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:David Edwards(www.xeno-canto.org/David Edwards), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.