Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Rufous-bellied Eagle (Hieraaetus kienerii) - HBW 2, p. 200

French: Aigle à ventre roux German: Rotbauchadler Spanish: Aguila azor Ventrirroja
Other common names: Chestnut-bellied/Rufous-bellied Hawk-eagle

Taxonomy: Astur Kienerii Geoffroy Saint Hilaire, 1835, Himalayas.
Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • kienerii (Geoffroy Saint Hilaire, 1835) - NE India and Nepal; SW India (W Ghats) and Sri Lanka.
  • formosus Stresemann, 1924 - Burma and Hainan through W, S & EC Indochina and Malay Peninsula to Greater Sundas, Bali, Philippines and Sulawesi.

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