Mountain hawk-eagle

Mountain-hawk-eagle

Mountain hawk-eagle is also known as Hodgson’s hawk-eagle. It is medium-large bird of prey.

How does the bird appear…

It has brown upperparts. Underparts are pale with barring on underside of flight feathers and tail.  The breast and belly and underwing coverts are heavily streaked.  The wings are broad with a curved trailing edge, and are held in a shallow V in flight. Both sexes are similar in appearance.

Juveniles show whiter head.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It is found in mountain woodland.

Food

It feeds on small mammals, birds and reptiles.

Breeding & Nesting

In India it breeds from February to June. Nest is made up of sticks and placed in tree.It usually lays single egg.

 

 

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