Close-up of a Crested Serpent-eagle

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Our neighbourhood Crested Serpent-eagle (Spilornis cheela malayensis) that we hear calling out while foraging most days around 10.30-11.30am. Today was resting almost at eye level around 9.30am (pre-feed) and allowed me some close images. One wing feather was displaced (above).

Some close-ups of face showing nictitating membrane (above) and the magnificent feet (below).

 

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

21st January 2020

 

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: fringe of primary jungle

Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone

 

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