Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Indian Black Eagle (Ictinaetus malayensis) - HBW 2, p. 192

French: Aigle noir German: Malaienadler 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.

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