Friday, August 24, 2012

සර්ප රාජාලියා [Sarpa Rajaliya]/Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela spilogaster)

Crested Serpent Eagle is a common breeding resident of forests and wooded areas throughout the island. It is a common sight in such areas of soaring and circling up birds usually in pairs to great heights on sunny days, frequently uttering its loud ringing call. As its name implies, Crested serpent eagle feeds mainly on snakes. But frogs, lizards, rodents and probably injured or sick bird are also included in its prey. The breeding seasons is from February to May and nest a mass of sticks and twigs place on a tree in jungle where it lays single egg or occasionally two.

1 comment:

  1. That's a great adventure taking the photos in the wild place.