The crested serpent eagle (Spilornis cheela) is a medium-sized bird of prey that is found in forested habitats across tropical Asia. Within its widespread range across the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia and East Asia, there are considerable variations and some authorities prefer to treat several of its subspecies as completely separate species. In the past, several species including the Philippine serpent eagle (S. holospila), Andaman serpent eagle (S. elgini) and South Nicobar serpent eagle (S. klossi) were treated as subspecies of the Crested serpent eagle. All members within the species complex have a large looking head with long feathers on the back of the head giving them a maned and crested appearance. The face is bare and yellow joining up with the ceres while the powerful feet are unfeathered and heavily scaled. They fly over the forest canopy on broad wings and tail have wide white and black bars. They call often with a loud, piercing and familiar three or two-note call. They often feed on snakes, giving them their name and are placed along with the Circaetus snake-eagles in the subfamily Circaetinae.
Crested Serpent-Eagle
Date Location Count
2021-07-01 07:45Sanjay Gandhi NP--Shilondha Trail1
2021-06-27 08:00Sanjay Gandhi NP -- Jambhulmaal1
2021-06-27 09:22Tungareshwar NP1
2021-07-04 08:00Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary2
2021-07-04 09:26Matheran1
2021-06-30 09:14Palu Village, Murbad1
2021-07-04 15:13Ratanmahal WLS--Kanjeta1
2021-07-10 07:30Pabe ghat1
2021-07-17 06:42Sinhagad Valley1
2021-07-04 07:58Socorro Plateau1
2021-07-26 07:30Carambolim- Dhado Wetland Complex- IBA1
2021-07-02 07:30Kalamba Reservoir1
2021-07-04 07:48Outside Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary1
2021-07-06 09:00Patna devi, Jalgaon1
2021-07-21 09:45Hartuga2
2021-07-04 16:30Kelaginakeri Wetlands and Paddyfields1
2021-07-10 11:19Gallu-Dharamkot Trek Path1
2021-07-17 10:08Haripura hill Sariska1
2021-07-06 07:33Hosala, Barkur.1
2021-06-27 16:31Saralebettu, Manipal1
2021-07-09 17:04Eshwar Nagar, Manipal1
2021-07-10 08:48Golikatte1
2021-07-19 16:59Shettybettu 3 Parkala School Side1
2021-06-29Gudavi Bird Sanctuary1
2021-06-30 06:00Bhojnagar- Chakki Mod Road1
2021-07-02 08:31Chemmattamvayal1
2021-06-29 18:29Udinur Vayal1
2021-07-02 16:01Kammadathukavu1
2021-07-08 15:43Bhadra Buffer & Backwaters, Saluru, Narasimharajapura1
2021-07-21 16:08Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary--Lakkavalli2
2021-07-02 08:27Karippal para1
2021-07-09 16:00Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary--Muthodi1
2021-07-10 10:16Gundya Nature Camp1
2021-07-21 07:05Malabar Medical College, Modakkallur, kozhikode Kerala1
2021-07-11 10:59Malabar WLS--Kakkayam Dormitory to Urakkuzhi/Dam site2
2021-06-27 10:30Calicut University Campus--Alakapuri1
2021-07-17 17:08Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve3
2021-07-16 09:58Nagarahole (Murkal)1
2021-07-09 06:00Kabini River Resort, Karapura4
2021-07-19 06:30Nagarahole National Park--Kabini ನಾಗರಹೊಳೆ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಉದ್ಯಾನವನ--ಕಬಿನಿ2
2021-06-27 16:00Manjeri--Cherani2
2021-07-08 06:11Thiruvaly1
2021-07-25 08:00Komangalam wetland and adjacent woody zone, Koottanad2
2021-07-06 14:12Thrissur Government Medical College1
2021-07-23 09:05Avverahalli1
2021-07-15 08:59College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences1
2021-07-09 06:42Mysore City Bird Atlas 16B, VTU behind marsh Waterbody1
2021-07-16 15:45Bandipur NP1
2021-07-11 08:02Gendehosalli Islands, Srirangapatna1
2021-06-30 06:40Paddy fields near Ilayabhagavathy temple, Kanjikode, Kerala, IN1
2021-07-04 05:29Kyari, Ramnagar1
2021-07-08 18:00Kasthuri Naickenpalayam Region1
2021-06-28 10:43Kattadikunnu1
2021-06-28 16:17Karikadu View Point, Vagamon1
2021-07-19 12:30Cauvery WLS--Galibore1
2021-07-23 06:39Valley School1
2021-07-20 09:16Talwari1
2021-07-09 05:30Sattal1
2021-07-24 07:25Muthyalamaduvu1
2021-07-10 14:43Pench Tiger Reserve--saleghat1
2021-07-17 09:00Bombay Shola--Upper Shola (lake view) Road1
2021-07-25 08:29Thekkanthottam on Palani Ghat Road ( Kodaikanal to Palani Road ), Palani Hills1
2021-07-11 09:06Savarikaddu1
2021-07-05 14:41KWLS -- Bison Kunta1
2021-06-27 15:30Perumparai1
2021-06-29 07:45Panna National Park1
2021-07-10 06:48Gove Nature Trail from inside Khatia Gate to back of Tuli Resort1
2021-06-30 08:45Kanha NP--Kisli Zone2
2021-06-30 09:40Kanha NP--Kanha Zone1
2021-06-30 09:44Kanha NP--Mukki Zone1
2021-07-08 07:03Kanha Tiger Reserve--Mukki Gate1
2021-07-09 07:12Thalagama Lake (and surrounding wetlands)1
2021-07-24 07:05Galwaduwagama, Eppawala1
2021-07-17 08:00Y.Ramavaram - Jyothimamidi forest road2
2021-07-19 11:06Argha Important Bird Area1
2021-07-02 09:11Ella Jungle Resort1
2021-07-18 10:00Chitwan National Park - Headquarters3
2021-07-15 17:54Chitwan National Park - Sauraha Rapti River Dike2
2021-07-18 06:40Sitakund2
2021-07-19 07:30Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary--Rongtong and Shivakhola Forest DG3
2021-07-25 07:22Khisma Forest, Nadia1
2021-07-18 10:00Debagram Forest1
2021-07-24 07:20Garbhanga Reserve Forest2
2021-07-25 08:10Kalatang1
2021-07-17 11:51Badabalu Beach1
2021-07-23 12:12way to Yerrata to Long Island1
2021-06-30 08:10Khao Laem NP--headquarters vicinity1
2021-07-12 07:32Taksin Maharat NP--headquarters vicinity1
2021-07-04 08:00Kaeng Krachan NP--mid-elevation1
2021-07-06 08:39Kaeng Krachan NP (general area)1
2021-07-17 09:00Kaeng Krachan NP--Km.9 vicinity1
2021-07-17 17:28Sai Kaew Beach1
2021-07-09 06:11Bang Phra--Khao Khieo Open Zoo1
2021-07-04 09:30Khao Yai NP* general (pls. use more precise loc.)2
2021-06-29 15:01Khao Yai NP--Haew Narok Waterfall trail1
2021-07-08 08:12Ton Nga Chang Wildlife Sanctuary--headquarters vicinity1
2021-07-03 07:51Yang Daeng1
2021-07-18 08:30Hala – Bala Wildlife Sanctuary--Wat Phu Khao Thong (Phu Khao Thong Temple) & vicinity1
2021-07-24 08:00Hala – Bala Wildlife Sanctuary--Bala (general area)1
2021-07-08 08:20Hala – Bala Wildlife Sanctuary--headquarters & Sirindhorn Waterfall vicinity1
2021-07-24 19:08Hutan Pendidikan Bukit Gasing1
2021-07-10 06:15Thakhek--Tham Nong Pa Fa (Buddha Cave)1
2021-07-02 07:10Phu Chong – Na Yoi NP (general area)2
2021-07-23 09:50Seima Protection Forest--km 164 trails1
2021-07-20 06:10Dak Dam1
2021-07-22 07:20Kubah National Park1
2021-07-05 10:00Mai Po Nature Reserve2
2021-07-01 14:55Tai Lam Country Park2
2021-07-09 06:35Kap Lung Ancient Trail1
2021-07-04 17:49Ng Tung Chai1
2021-07-19 17:37Lam Tsuen Valley1
2021-07-22 08:51Tai Mo Shan1
2021-07-14 07:29Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve1
2021-07-03 11:50Luk Keng1
2021-07-07 07:00Tai Tam Country Park1
2021-07-05 11:54Kopi Sulingan (Jatimulyo)1
2021-07-03 05:20凤阳山国家级自然保护区 (Fengyang Mountain NNR)1
2021-07-13 08:43西天目山国家级自然保护区 (West Tianmu Mountain NNR)1
2021-07-23 07:00Bali Barat NP1
2021-07-15 06:30灵山 (Lingshan Mountain)1
2021-07-18 10:53台南--歸仁台糖沙崙農場(Tainan--Guiren TSC Shalun Farm)1
2021-07-01 09:00台南--大潭埤旺萊公園(Tainan--Guanmiao Datam Nature Pond)1
2021-07-01 09:26台南--關廟千佛山菩提寺(Tainan--Guanmiao Thousand Buddha Bodhi Temple)1
2021-07-18 09:31高雄--鳳山鳳凰山(Kaohsiung--Fengshan Fenghuang Hill)1
2021-07-05 12:56嘉義--嘉義大學生物資源學系(Chiayi--NCYU Biological Resources Department)1
2021-07-10 08:05台南--關子嶺碧雲寺(Tainan--Guanziling Biyun Temple)1
2021-07-17 04:33台南--東山仙公廟古道(Tainan--Dongshan Xiangong Temple Trail)1
2021-07-11 12:03嘉義--大埔湖濱公園(Chiayi--Dapu Lakeside Park)2
2021-06-30 17:30高雄--美濃東門國小(Kaohsing--Meinong Dongmen Elementary School )1
2021-07-21 08:24高雄--美濃中正湖(美濃湖)水雉棲地(Kaohsiung--Meinong Zhongzheng Lake Pheasant-tailed Jacana Habitat)3
2021-06-29 07:30苗栗--通霄嶺頂(Miaoli--Tongxiao Lingding)3
2021-07-07 06:39南投--竹山小黃山風景區(Nantou--Zhushan Xiaohuangshan Sceneic Area)1
2021-07-15 09:30屏東--屏東科技大學靜思湖(Pingtung--NPUST Jingsi Lake)1
2021-07-11 06:24台中--大里溪大坑段(Taichung--Dali River Dakeng Reach)2
2021-07-03 06:35台中--霧峰青桐林生態園區(Taichung--Wufeng Qingtonglin Eco-Industrial Park)1
2021-07-04 13:49高雄--荖濃溪林道寶山部落(Kaohsiung--Laonongxi Forest-Road Baoshan Village)2
2021-07-14 07:43高雄--藤枝森林遊樂區二集團(Kaohsiung--Tengjhih Forest Recreation Area Erjituan)10
2021-07-07 10:20南投--杉林溪鼠彎巷(Nantou--Shanlinxi Shuwan Ln.)1
2021-07-12 05:42南投--溪頭自然教育園區(Nantou--Xitou Nature Education Area)1
2021-07-20 09:20高雄--藤枝森林遊樂區全區(Kaohsiung--Tengjhih Forest Recreation Area)1
2021-07-06 14:45墾丁NP--國立海洋生物博物館研究中心(Kenting NP--National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium Research Center)1
2021-07-14 17:25屏東--恆春機場週邊農地(Pingtung--Farmland around Hengchun Airport)1
2021-07-04 10:26屏東--舊南迴公路(草埔~壽卡)(Pingtung--Old South-Link HWY (between Caopu & Shouka))4
2021-07-25 08:34台東--卑南比利良(Taitung--Beinan Ilila)1
2021-07-25 07:05臺東--達魯瑪克部落(Taitung--Taromak)1
2021-07-15 14:18南投--梅峰臺大山地實驗農場(Nantou--Meifeng Highland Experimental Farm of NTU)1
2021-07-24 10:17台東知本IBA--知本濕地/湖(Zhiben Wetland IBA--Zhiben Wetland/Pond)1
2021-07-19 07:45宜蘭--思源埡口(Yilan--Siyuan Col)1
2021-07-08 07:51宜蘭--大同台七甲30-45K(南山-思源啞口)(Yilan--Datong HWY 7A 30-45K (between Nanshan & Siyuan Col))1
2021-07-20 07:40宜蘭--大同台七甲34.1K(Yilan--Datong HWY 7A 34.1K)1
2021-07-18 10:35台北--滿月圓森林遊樂區(Taipei--Manyueyuan Forest Recreation Area)1
2021-07-18 15:40台北--北投忠義小徑(Taipei--Beitou Zhongyi Trail)1
2021-07-19 05:31陽明山NP--菜公坑山(Yangmingshan NP--Mt. Caigongkeng)1
2021-07-15 13:41台北--士林婆婆橋步道(Taipei--Shilin Popo Bridge Trail)1
2021-07-20 07:41台北--台北動物園河濱步道(Taipei--Taipei Zoo River Walk)1
2021-07-24 06:35花蓮--白鮑溪上游(Hualien--Baibao Creek Upstream)1
2021-07-18 10:20台北--貓空(Taipei--Maokong)1
2021-07-18 10:30花蓮--吉安楓林步道(Hualien--Jian Fenglin Trail)3
2021-07-14 15:20宜蘭--員山長嶺路(Yilan--Yuanshan Changling Rd.)1
2021-07-26 11:21宜蘭--雙連埤(Yilan--Shuanglian Pond)1
2021-07-22 08:52宜蘭--內城社區(Yilan--Neicheng Village)1
2021-06-27 12:22台北--坪林全區(Taipei--Pinglin)2
2021-07-20 13:08宜蘭--南澳朝陽(Yilan--Nan'ao Chaoyang)1
2021-07-01 09:55宜蘭--頂寮生態公園(Yilan--Dingliao Ecological Park)1