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Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus  
Short-toed Snake Eagle
Photographer : © Padmanav Kundu
Location :Jhajjar, Haryana, India
Date : 26 December 2016
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 :
Taxonomic Notes :Until recently considered monotypic, but a recent studiy support the separation of the Lesser Sundas population as a new subspecies sacerdotis.
Ref:
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.
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