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).