Short-toed Snake Eagle
A bulky raptor that is usually rather pale below; variable but most have closely barred, white underparts and underwings and a barred, squareended tail. No carpal patches and head to upper breast are often brown as upperparts. Large owl-like head, very evident yellow irises and grey legs. Some individuals even paler. Sexes alike.
Inhabits open country with a preference for scrubby grasslands.
Scarce breeding resident in lowlands and more common and widespread winter visitor except in the Northeast, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
A loud kee yo.