Species Details

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Greater Spotted Eagle Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Clanga clanga
Family : Accipitridae
Order : Accipitriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Haors
Description : The Greater Spotted Eagle is a large dark brown raptor, spotted in the juvenile (adult bird length approximately 67 cm; wing: 50 cm, female 53 cm; bill 4.7 cm; tarsus 10.4 cm; tail 25 cm). The female is a little larger than the male. It looks dark blackish-brown from above and slightly paler from below. It feeds on frogs, fishes and water-birds like moorhens and coots. The greater spotted eagle is often seen in pairs or solitary, but can form flocks in winter near food sources. It displays territorial behavior through circling, soaring, and diving with calling. Territories range from 15 to 30 square kilometers, but can be larger. Nests can be found close together, and breeding density varies by region. Wintering territories are around 27.2 square kilometers. Breeding season is typically from late April to August, but varies in different regions.
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:Jahir Mahmud Sohag,Bangladesh;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Matthias Feuersenger(www.xeno-canto.org/Matthias Feuersenger), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.