Data for:
World
List:

Accipitriformes > Accipitridae

Fasciated Snake-Eagle

Circaetus fasciolatus

Sign in to see your badges

Identification

POWERED BY MERLIN

Chunky dark brown raptor with barred underparts. Found in and adjacent to forest, thick woodland, and exotic tree plantations, often near water. Sits for long periods and doesn’t often soar. Generally scarce and uncommon across its range. Call is a weird, strangled “whaaat ho-ho-ho-haaa”. Very similar to Banded Snake-Eagle, but no overlap in range. Somewhat similar to African Cuckoo-Hawk, but larger and chunkier, with a dark brown rather than gray head.

POWERED BY MERLIN

Statistics

Sign in to see your stats

Weekly Bar Chart

Choose a region to view Weekly Bar Chart

Range Map

Large map

Media

Top video

View all
Fasciated Snake-Eagle

Birds of the World

Birds of the World logo

Comprehensive life histories for all bird species and families.

Explore Fasciated Snake-Eagle