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 11 videos
A bird perched Locality Jurong Bird Park, Singapore
Josep del Hoyo 13 August 2007 6 years ago 27 sec 4.4
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 6 years ago 25 sec 4.2
A bird soaring near the forest (then at 30% speed): Locality Dak Dam, Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia (ssp malayensis)
Josep del Hoyo 14 March 2011 3 years ago 28 sec 3.6
A bird soaring in the sky. Locality Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka (ssp perniger)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 1 July 2007 5 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 2 years ago 23 sec 3.2
A bird soaring over a forest. Locality Gunung Mahawu, North Sulawesi, Sulawesi (Indonesia) (ssp malayensis)
Josep del Hoyo 2 September 2014 7 weeks ago 30 sec 3
PhotosSee all 14 photos
Photo shows Immature in flight
Locality Bukit Paralayang, West Java Province, Java (Indonesia) (ssp malayensis)
Khaleb Yordan 9 October 2012 2 years ago 4.2
Great to get this Eagle perched. Bedongyueshan, at forest edge, 1600m above sea level.
Locality Wushe, Nantou County, Taiwan (ssp malayensis)
Stijn_De_Win_Birding2Asia 16 April 2011 14 weeks ago 4
Locality Anshi National Park, Karnataka, India
Lior Kislev 10 February 2006 2 years ago 3.9
Within 8 meters above the head
Locality Gunung Mahawu, North Sulawesi, Sulawesi (Indonesia)
Alfons Patandung 24 April 2013 1 year ago 3.8
One pair in flight
Locality Mount Halimun Salak National Park, West Java Province, Java (Indonesia) (ssp malayensis)
Khaleb Yordan 9 July 2013 40 weeks ago 3.7
Two adults in flight.
Locality Knuckles Range, Central Province, Sri Lanka (ssp perniger)
Fran Trabalon 10 January 2012 3 years ago 3.7
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