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Crested Serpent Eagle

Name of an approximately 75 centimeter tall bird of prey with the binomial name Spilornis cheela and found in South, East and Southeast Asia. Adults have dark brown upperparts and pale brown underparts and underwing coverts, whilst the tail and underside of the flight feathers are black with broad white bars. The legs are grayish yellow with black claws. Due to the shape of its head, as well as the yellow eyes and their positioning, this medium-sized raptor has a certain owl-like appearance, especially when perching. As its name suggests, Crested Serpent Eagles are reptile eaters, that feed on snakes and lizards. In Thailand, this bird is known by the name yiyaw rung (เหยี่ยวรุ้ง).