Indian Black Eagle (Ictinaetus malayensis) - HBW 2, p. 192
French: Aigle noir
Spanish: Aguila Milana
Other common names: (Asian) Black Eagle
Taxonomy: Falco malayensis Temminck, 1822, Indian Archipelago = Java.
Monotypic genus of disputed affinities (see page 55). Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- perniger (Hodgson, 1836) - N India and Nepal; also S India (W & E Ghats, Orissa) and Sri Lanka.
- malayensis (Temminck, 1822) - Burma, SC & SE China (Yunnan, Fujian) and Taiwan, S through Indochina and Malay Peninsula to Greater Sundas, Sulawesi and Moluccas; possibly also Banggai and Sula Is.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 9 videos
A bird perched Locality Jurong Bird Park, Singapore
Josep del Hoyo 13 August 2007 5 years ago 27 sec 4.3
A bird flying over the forest, finally being chased by a Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo Locality Phan Thiet Road, Di Linh, Annam, Vietnam (ssp malayensis)
Josep del Hoyo 15 April 2008 4 years ago 25 sec 4
A bird soaring near the forest (then at 30% speed): Locality Dak Dam, Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia (ssp malayensis)
Josep del Hoyo 14 March 2011 1 year ago 28 sec 3.4
A bird soaring in the sky. Locality Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka (ssp perniger)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 1 July 2007 3 years ago 29 sec 3.3
A bird circleing the sky. Locality Pang Sida National Park, South Eastern Thailand, Thailand
Yoel Jimenez 20 February 2012 1 year ago 23 sec 3
A bird flying and soaring. Locality Dak Dam, Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia (ssp malayensis)
Josep del Hoyo 14 March 2011 1 year ago 22 sec 2.8
PhotosSee all 9 photos
Photo shows Immature in flight
Locality Bukit Paralayang, West Java Province, Java (Indonesia) (ssp malayensis)
Khaleb Yordan 9 October 2012 31 weeks ago 4
Two adults in flight.
Locality Knuckles Range, Central Province, Sri Lanka (ssp perniger)
Fran Trabalon 10 January 2012 1 year ago 3.7
Locality Anshi National Park, Karnataka, India
Lior Kislev 10 February 2006 1 year ago 3.4
A bird on the ground, with food.
Locality Jurong Bird Park, Singapore
Josep del Hoyo 4 February 1994 42 weeks ago 3.3
A bird in flight from below
Locality Masinagudi-Ooty Road, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India
vasanthan.p.j 18 July 2011 1 year ago 3.3
A bird in flight
Locality Thengumarahada, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India (ssp perniger)
vasanthan.p.j 22 May 2010 3 years ago 3.3
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