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
Identification: 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.
Similar looking species: Changeable Hawk-Eagle
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: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Bidadari and Lorong Halus.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia