Kinabalu Serpent-eagle (Spilornis kinabaluensis) - HBW 2, p. 133
French: Serpentaire de Kinabalu
Spanish: Culebrera del Kinabalu
Other common names: Mountain Serpent Eagle
Taxonomy: Spilornis cheela kinabaluensis W. L. Sclater, 1919, Mount Kinabalu, north Borneo.
Taxonomic status uncertain: sometimes regarded as race of S. cheela, but apparently does not intergrade with sympatric S. cheela pallidus; also altitudinally segregated and vocalizations quite different. Present species currently considered to form superspecies with S. cheela, S. klossi, S. rufipectus and S. holospilus. Monotypic.
Distribution: Mountains of N Borneo, recorded on Mt Mulu (NE Sarawak), Mt Murud (NE Kalimantan) and Mt Kinabalu (W Sabah).
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A bird in flight, seen from below.
Locality Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak (Malaysia), Borneo (Monotypic species)
James Eaton 1 December 2009 28 weeks ago 3.2
A bird perched in a huge tree.
Locality Tambunan Rafflesia Forest Reserve, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo (Monotypic species)
Nick Athanas 7 July 2008 3 years ago 2
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