|Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus gallicus
- Being mobbed|
|Photographer :|| © Manjusha Savant |
|Location :||outskirts of Saswad, Pune District, Maharashtra, India|
23 November 2019|
|English synonyms:||Short-toed Snake-Eagle, Short-toed Eagle, Short-toed Harrier Eagle, European Snake Buzzard, European Snake-Eagle, Serpent Eagle, Snake Buzzard, Turkestan Snake Buzzard, Lesser Sundas Short-toed Snake-eagle (sacerdotis)|
|Bird Family :||Accipitrinae - Hawks, Bazas, Honey-buzzards, Eagles, Kites, Vultures, Harriers & Buzzards |
|Bird Group :||CICONIIFORMES |
|Red Data Status :||Least Concern|
|Remarks :||A pair of Black Drongo were continuously mobbing a Short-toed Snake Eagle. At one point the eagle seem to get irritated and made a mock attack on the Black Drongos. - MS|
|Taxonomic Notes :||Until recently considered monotypic, but a recent study supports the separation of the Lesser Sundas population as a new subspecies sacerdotis.
Ng, N.S.R., Christidis, L., Olsen, J., Norman, J. & Rheindt, F.E. (2017). A new subspecies of Short-toed Snake-eagle from Wallacea determined from morphological and DNA comparison. Zootaxa 4358(2): 365–374.