Congo Serpent-eagle (Dryotriorchis spectabilis) - HBW 2, p. 134
French: Serpentaire du Congo
Spanish: Culebrera Congoleña
Other common names: African Serpent-eagle
Taxonomy: Astur spectabilis Schlegel, 1863, St George Elmina, Ghana.
Monotypic genus, may be most related to Asian Spilornis species and Madagascan Eutriorchis. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- spectabilis (Schlegel, 1863) - Sierra Leone E to S Nigeria and NW Cameroon.
- batesi Sharpe, 1904 - S Cameroon E to W Uganda and S to Gabon and SC Zaire; N Angola.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
perched way through the back, the blob in the middle, flies towards us eventually to prove there was a bird perched there Locality Ankasa-Nini National Park, Western Region, Ghana (ssp spectabilis)
Martin Kennewell 12 December 2010 2 years ago 33 sec 1
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