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Birds of Prey

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Birds of Prey
About 237 species of diurnal birds of prey, with strong curved beaks with a hooked tip and strong legs with powerful claws; this equipment enables them to prey on other living creatures, such as small mammals, birds, snakes, fish, and reptiles. Most build large nests of sticks on tree or cliffs, and the young are unable to leave the nest for several weeks after hatching. Identification in the field is not easy, partly they are usually seen at long range, partly because some species are polymorphic, or otherwise show a wide range of plumage variation. The outline of the bird on the wing and its flight behaviour should suffice to place it in one of the carious more or less artificial groups into which the family is divided. Of the 27 species in Borneo, 17 are resident and 11 non-breeding or vagrant.(Smythies, The Birds of Borneo, 1999)

Photographed Species (* denotes Bornean Endemic)
Family Accipitridae (Hawks and Eagles)
(Accipitor trivirgatus) Crested Goshawk
(Aviceda jerdoni) Jerdon's Baza
(Elanus caeruleus) Black-winged Kite
(Haliaeetus leucogaster) White-bellied Sea Eagle
(Haliaeetus leucogaster) Nest White Bellied Sea Eagle Nest
(Haliastur indus) Brahminy Kite
(Hieraaetus kienerii) Rufous-bellied Hawk-eagle
(Ichthyophaga humilis) Lesser Fish Eagle
(Ictinaetus malayensis) Black Eagle
(Pernis ptilorhyncus) Oriental Honey-buzzard
(Spilornis cheela) Crested Serpent Eagle
*(Spilornis kinabaluensis)*Mountain Serpent Eagle
(Spizaetus alboniger)Blyth's Hawk-eagle
(Spizaetus cirrhatus) Changeable Hawk-eagle
(Spizaetus nanus nanus) Wallace's Hawk-eagle

Family Pandionidae (Osprey)
(Panadion haliaetus)Osprey

Family Falconidae (Falcons)
(Falco pereginus) Peregrine Falcon
*(Microhierax latifrons) *Bornean Falconet
White Bellied Sea Eagle Nest
White Bellied Sea Eagle Nest
(Accipitor trivirgatus) Crested Goshawk
(Accipitor trivirgatus)
Crested Goshawk
(Accipitor trivirgatus) Crested Goshawk
(Accipitor trivirgatus)
Crested Goshawk
(Aviceda jerdoni) Jerdon's Baza
(Aviceda jerdoni)
Jerdon's Baza
(Elanus caeruleus)Black-winged Kite
(Elanus caeruleus)
Black-winged Kite
(Elanus caeruleus)Black-winged Kite
(Elanus caeruleus)
Black-winged Kite
 (Elanus caeruleus) Black-winged Kite
(Elanus caeruleus)
Black-winged Kite
 (Elanus caeruleus) Black-winged Kite
(Elanus caeruleus)
Black-winged Kite
(Haliaeetus leucogaster)White-bellied Sea Eagle
(Haliaeetus leucogaster)
White-bellied Sea Eagle
(Haliaeetus leucogaster)White-bellied Sea Eagle
(Haliaeetus leucogaster)
White-bellied Sea Eagle
(Haliaeetus leucogaster)White-bellied Sea Eagle
(Haliaeetus leucogaster)
White-bellied Sea Eagle
(Haliaeetus leucogaster)White-bellied Sea Eagle
(Haliaeetus leucogaster)
White-bellied Sea Eagle
(Haliastur indus)Brahminy Kite
(Haliastur indus)
Brahminy Kite
(Haliastur indus)Brahminy Kite
(Haliastur indus)
Brahminy Kite
(Haliastur indus)Brahminy Kite
(Haliastur indus)
Brahminy Kite
(Haliastur indus)Brahminy Kite
(Haliastur indus)
Brahminy Kite
(Hieraaetus kienerii)Rufous-bellied Hawk-eagle Juvenile
(Hieraaetus kienerii)
Rufous-bellied Hawk-eagle Juvenile
(Hieraaetus kienerii)Rufous-bellied Hawk-eagle
(Hieraaetus kienerii)
Rufous-bellied Hawk-eagle
(Ichthyophaga humilis)Lesser Fish Eagle
(Ichthyophaga humilis)
Lesser Fish Eagle
(Ichthyophaga humilis)Lesser Fish Eagle
(Ichthyophaga humilis)
Lesser Fish Eagle
(Ictinaetus malayensis)Black Eagle
(Ictinaetus malayensis)
Black Eagle
(Ictinaetus malayensis)Black Eagle
(Ictinaetus malayensis)
Black Eagle
(Ictinaetus malayensis)Black Eagle - Immature
(Ictinaetus malayensis)
Black Eagle - Immature
(Ictinaetus malayensis)Black Eagle
(Ictinaetus malayensis)
Black Eagle
(Pernis ptilorhyncus)Oriental Honey-buzzard
(Pernis ptilorhyncus)
Oriental Honey-buzzard
(Pernis ptilorhyncus)Oriental Honey-buzzard
(Pernis ptilorhyncus)
Oriental Honey-buzzard
(Spilornis cheela)Crested Serpent Eagle
(Spilornis cheela)
Crested Serpent Eagle
(Spilornis cheela)Crested Serpent Eagle
(Spilornis cheela)
Crested Serpent Eagle
(Spilornis cheela)Crested Serpent Eagle
(Spilornis cheela)
Crested Serpent Eagle
(Spilornis cheela)Crested Serpent Eagle
(Spilornis cheela)
Crested Serpent Eagle
(Spilornis kinabaluensis)*Mountain Serpent Eagle
(Spilornis kinabaluensis)
*Mountain Serpent Eagle
(Spizaetus alboniger)Blyth's Hawk-eagle
(Spizaetus alboniger)
Blyth's Hawk-eagle
(Spizaetus cirrhatus)Changeable Hawk-eagle - Dark Morph
(Spizaetus cirrhatus)
Changeable Hawk-eagle - Dark Morph
(Spizaetus cirrhatus)Changeable Hawk-eagle - Pale Morph
(Spizaetus cirrhatus)
Changeable Hawk-eagle - Pale Morph
(Spizaetus cirrhatus)Changeable Hawk-eagle - Pale Morph
(Spizaetus cirrhatus)
Changeable Hawk-eagle - Pale Morph
(Spizaetus cirrhatus)Changeable Hawk-eagle - Dark Morph
(Spizaetus cirrhatus)
Changeable Hawk-eagle - Dark Morph
(Spizaetus cirrhatus)Changeable Hawk-eagle - Dark Morph
(Spizaetus cirrhatus)
Changeable Hawk-eagle - Dark Morph
(Spizaetus cirrhatus)Changeable Hawk-eagle - Pale Morph
(Spizaetus cirrhatus)
Changeable Hawk-eagle - Pale Morph
(Spizaetus cirrhatus)Changeable Hawk-eagle - Pale Morph
(Spizaetus cirrhatus)
Changeable Hawk-eagle - Pale Morph
(Spizaetus nanus nanus)Wallace's Hawk-eagle
(Spizaetus nanus nanus)
Wallace's Hawk-eagle
(Spizaetus nanus nanus)Wallace's Hawk-eagle
(Spizaetus nanus nanus)
Wallace's Hawk-eagle
(Spizaetus nanus nanus)Wallace's Hawk-eagle
(Spizaetus nanus nanus)
Wallace's Hawk-eagle
(Pandion haliaetus)Osprey
(Pandion haliaetus)
Osprey
(Pandion haliaetus)Osprey
(Pandion haliaetus)
Osprey
(Falco pereginus) Peregrine Falcon
(Falco pereginus)
Peregrine Falcon
(Falco pereginus) Peregrine Falcon
(Falco pereginus)
Peregrine Falcon
(Microhierax latifrons)*Bornean Falconet [White-fronted Falconet]
(Microhierax latifrons)
*Bornean Falconet [White-fronted Falconet]
(Microhierax latifrons)*Bornean Falconet [White-fronted Falconet]
(Microhierax latifrons)
*Bornean Falconet [White-fronted Falconet]
(Microhierax latifrons)*Bornean Falconet [White-fronted Falconet]
(Microhierax latifrons)
*Bornean Falconet [White-fronted Falconet]
(Microhierax latifrons)*Bornean Falconet [White-fronted Falconet]
(Microhierax latifrons)
*Bornean Falconet [White-fronted Falconet]