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lesser fish eagle (Ichthyophaga humilis)
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Resolution: 810x1080 File Size: 729959 Bytes Date: 2013:08:24 16:27:55 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III (Canon) F number: f/7.1 Exposure: 1/125 sec Focal Length: 700/1 Upload Date: 2017:02:11 20:47:05

lesser fish eagle (Ichthyophaga humilis)

Lesser fish eagle on the banks of river Kaveri, India

English: Lesser Fish Eagle on the banks of river Kaveri, India
Date 24 August 2013, 16:27:55
Author Subramanya C K

The lesser fish eagle (Ichthyophaga humilis) is a species of Ichthyophaga found in the Indian subcontinent, primarily in the foothills of the Himalayas, and south-east Asia. There are two subspecies: Ichthyophaga humilis humilis, which is native to the Malaysian Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, and Sulawesi; and Ichthyophaga humilis plumbea, which is native to Kashmir through southeast India, Nepal, and Burma towards Indochina. Order: Accipitriformes, Family: Accipitridae, Genus: Ichthyophaga, Species: Ichthyophaga humilis (Müller,S & Schlegel, 1841).

Lesser Fish-eagle (Icthyophaga humilis)
French: Pygargue nain German: Braunschwanz-Seeadler Spanish: Pigarguillo menor
Other common names: Lesser Fishing-eagle
Taxonomy: Falco (Pandion) humilis S. Müller and Schlegel, 1841, Sumatra.
In the past was frequently listed as I. nana, but name humilis has priority. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
I. h. plumbea (Jerdon, 1871) – N India (Himachal) SE through Himalayas to Myanmar and Indochina (except SW); rare on Hainan.
I. h. humilis (S. Müller & Schlegel, 1841) – Malay Peninsula (from Tenasserim) and Sumatra through Borneo to Sulawesi, Sula Is and Buru (S Moluccas).

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