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Changeable Hawk-Eagle

Changeable Hawk-Eagle

Listed as a "least concern" creature, the changeable hawk-eagle is also known as the crested hawk-eagle due to its prominent crest. The body of the changeable hawk-eagle is red or brown in colour and it is found in South Asia as well in Southeast Asia. The Udawalawe National Park is one of the places in Sri Lanka in which the changeable hawk-eagle is found and many bird lovers are keen to spot this particular type of eagle.

Open woodlands as well as water bodies are preferred by the changeable hawk-eagle and they are known to lead a solitary lifestyle. The wingspan of the bird is between 125 and 140 cm and this makes it a medium to large bird. This particular bird can also be identified via its call and its wings are held flat while it is in flight. The changeable hawk-eagle consume small mammals, birds, and reptiles. The scientific name of this bird is Nisaetus cirrhatus.