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 6 years ago 27 sec 4.5
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 flying and soaring. Locality Dak Dam, Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia (ssp malayensis)
Josep del Hoyo 14 March 2011 3 years ago 22 sec 3
PhotosSee all 13 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 4 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 50 weeks 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 30 weeks ago 3.7
Two adults in flight.
Locality Knuckles Range, Central Province, Sri Lanka (ssp perniger)
Fran Trabalon 10 January 2012 2 years ago 3.7
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