Malaysian Birds - Accipiters

 

At last, working on a list compiled by Avibase, the world's bird data base, I made a parallel list showing the Eagles, Raptors or large birds of prey that we might eventually meet up in Malaysia This long list has 42 birds. Yes long list plus the numbers big too.  To many not so familiar with bird names, daunting as there are strange names and also naming birds like Vultures which are most unlikely to appear in our land.
 

I have got those selected names of the Raptors are arranged in an order where the more commonly seen residents, placed on top. Second with regular winters visitors, which we have a good chance of spotting in "batched together" style.
Lastly, the lesser seen migratory raptors which are in smaller numbers, lower down. Passage migrants among them. Finally looking at the numbers, this list is not frightening anymore.

 

Kite

       
  1. Black Kite  
       
  2. Black-winged Kite  
       
  3. Brahminy Kite  
       

Serpent-Eagle

       
  4. Crested Serpent-Eagle  
       
  5. Mountain Serpent-Eagle

 

 
       
  6. Short-toed Snake-Eagle

 

 
       

Hawk

       
  7. Bat Hawk

 

 
       

Hawk-Eagle

       
  8. Blyth's Hawk-Eagle

 

 
       
  9. Changeable Hawk-Eagle

 

 
       
  10. Mountain Hawk-Eagle  
       

Eagle

       
  11. Black Eagle  
       
   12. Booted Eagle  
       
  13. Greater Spotted Eagle  
       
  14. Imperial Eagle  
       
  15. Rufous-bellied Eagle  
       
  16. Steppe Eagle  
       

Fish-Eagle

       
  17. Gray-headed Fish-Eagle

 

 
       
  18. Lesser Fish-Eagle  
       
  19. White-bellied Sea-Eagle  
       

Buzzard

       
   

 

20. Common Buzzard

 

 
       
  21. Gray-faced Buzzard  
       
  22. Eastern Buzzard  
       
  23. Himalayan Buzzard

 

 
       
  24. Long-legged Buzzard  
       
  25. Oriental Honey-buzzard  
       

Sparrowhawk

       
  26. Chinese Sparrowhawk  
       
  27. Eurasian Sparrowhawk

 

 
       
  28. Japanese Sparrowhawk

 

 
       

Marsh-Harrier

       
  29. Eastern Marsh-Harrier  
       
  30. Eurasian Marsh-Harrier  
       
  31. Hen Harrier  
       
  32. Pied Harrier  
       

Others

 

       
  33. Black Baza  
       
  34. Jerdon's Baza

 

 
       
  35. Crested Goshawk  
       
  36. Besra

 

 
       
  37. Shikra

 

 
       

Vultures

       
  38. Cinereous Vulture  
       
  39. Slender-billed Vulture

 

 
       
  40. Red-headed Vulture

 

 
       
  41. White-rumped Vulture

 

 
       
  42. Himalayan Griffon

 

 
       

 

Having seen the final lined up, I have no problem as I had them all.
There are Raptors that we have a good chance of seeking out and sighting i.e.  the Bat Hawk and Fish Eagle, if we are told where they usually hang out. The rare raptors too, they have quite definite locations in Malaysia, in this case, which padifields? There are good chances of meeting up, as experiences had shown.

 

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