Scientific Name: Lophotriorchis kienerii
Malay Name: Helang Perut Merah
Chinese Name: 棕腹隼雕
Found from India to Sri Lanka, Hainan Island and Southeast Asia.
Polytypic. Subspecies are: kienerii, formosus.
Local Subspecies: formosus
Size: 53-61 cm
Adult has slight crest, blackish head-sides/upperparts, whitish throat/upperbreast and rufous-chestnut belly/vent. In flight shows mostly rufous-chestnut wing-coverts. Juvenile has browner upperparts, whitish head-sides with blackish eyeline and mostly whitish underparts/wing coverts.
Habitat: Forest, forest edge, secondary growth and suitable wooded areas.
Behaviour/Ecology: Usually glides and soars with wings held level.
Local Status: Rare migrant
Conservation Status: Near Threatened (BirdLife International 2020)
- Minor checklist revision for April 2017 (Revisions)
Past records, bar chart (see more bar charts):
BirdLife International. (2020). Lophotriorchis kienerii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T22696111A176625288.en. Accessed on 19 December 2021
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.