Sulawesi Serpent-Eagle / Spilornis rufipectus

Sulawesi Serpent-Eagle / Spilornis rufipectus

Sulawesi Serpent-Eagle

SCI Name:  Spilornis rufipectus
Protonym:  Spilornis rufipectus Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1857) (1857), Pt25 no.340 p.222
Category:  Accipitriformes / Accipitridae /
Taxonomy Code:  suseag1
Type Locality:  vicinity of Macassar, Celebes.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1858
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

SPILORNIS
(Accipitridae; Ϯ Crested Serpent Eagle S. cheela) Gr. σπιλος spilos  spot; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "The first [Haematornis holospilus] is spotted all over the body, the second [H. bacha] only on the abdomen; while the third [H. undulatus = Spilornis cheela] is marked by spots on the wing-coverts, and by ocelli bearing an undulated appearance on the abdomen, the breast also being crossed by undulating fasciæ" (Vigors 1832); "SPILORNIS, n.  Hæmatornisb, Vigors.  Falco, Shaw.   S. Bacha, (Shaw,) n.  Levaill. Ois. d'Afr., pl. 15.  ...  bPreviously used by Mr. Swainson." (G. Gray 1840); "Spilornis G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 3. Type, by original designation, Falco bacha Shaw; based on "Le Bacha" of Levaillant, ? 1797, Hist. Nast. Oiseaux Afrique, 1, p. 44, pl. 15 = Falco bassus J. R. Forster = Spilornis cheela subsp.  ...  Falco Bassus J. R. Forster, 1798, in Levaillant, Naturgeschichte Afr. Vögel, p. 55, pl. 15 — mountains of Great Namaqualand (corrected to Java by Sundevall, 1857, K. Svenska Vetenskaps-Acad. Handlingar, n.s., 2, no. 3, p. 25), is unidentifiable (cf. Gurney, 1878, Ibis, p. 100, and Stresemann, 1959, Journ. Ornith., 100, p. 355)." (Amadon in Peters 1979, 1, ed. 2, 311, 314).   
Synon. Bacha, Haematornis, Hypaetos, Ophaetus.

rufipectus
L. rufus  rufous, ruddy; pectus, pectoris  breast.

SUBSPECIES

Sulawesi Serpent-Eagle (rufipectus)
SCI Name: Spilornis rufipectus rufipectus
rufipectus
L. rufus  rufous, ruddy; pectus, pectoris  breast.

Sulawesi Serpent-Eagle (sulaensis)
SCI Name: Spilornis rufipectus sulaensis
sulaense / sulaensis / sulana / sulanus
Sula Is., Moluccas, Indonesia.