Scientific Name: Lophotriorchis kienerii
Malay Name: Helang Perut Merah
Chinese Name: 棕腹隼雕
Range: Found from India to Sri Lanka, Hainan Island and Southeast Asia.
Taxonomy: 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.
Habitat: Forest, forest edge, secondary growth and suitable wooded areas.
Behaviour/Ecology: Usually glides and soars with wings held level.
Local Status: Rare migrant and rare visitor
Conservation Status: Near Threatened (BirdLife International 2020)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Bidadari and Lorong Halus.
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Rufous-bellied Eagle Lophotriorchis kienerii Estimated average number of individuals by week based on eBird data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023
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 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Rufous-bellied Eagle. Retrieved on December 4, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/rufous-bellied-eagle.