Crested Hawk Eagle
Sexes alike, but female larger. Large, slender, crested forest eagle. Brown above; white underbody longitudinally streaked all over with brown; prominent occipital crest; the streaked whitish body, broad wings and long, rounded tail distinctive in flight. Solitary; occasionally a pair circles high over forests, especially when breeding; surveys for prey from high, leafy branches near forest clearings.
Semi-evergreen and deciduous forest, clearings.
South of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Peninsular India. NE
Loud, screaming cry, usually long-drawn.