Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Mountain Hawk-eagle Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Nisaetus nipalensis
Family : Accipitridae
Order : Accipitriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : Mountain Hawk-eagle prefers dense forest area. Adult bird length is approximately 72 cm. It has prominent crest, dark brown upperparts, breast partly streaked and rest finely barred brown and tail with terminal bar. The mountain hawk-eagle performs an impressive aerial display before breeding to establish territory and strengthen pair bonds. Breeding season varies across regions, occurring between February and June in the Himalayas and from April to July in Japan. The pair constructs a large stick nest, usually placed high in a forest tree or near a favorable environment. Clutch size is typically 1 or 2 eggs, but occasionally 3. The female primarily incubates the eggs while the male provides food. The female fiercely defends the nest, even attacking humans. Once hatched, the female continues to protect and feed the young until they are able to fly. The breeding cycle lasts around 80 days, and the family remains together for some time after the young have fledged.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source:Halder,Ronald R.,2010, Birds of Bangladesh, Baikal Teal Production. 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:Mike Nelson(www.xeno-canto.org/Mike Nelson), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.