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Mountain Serpent Eagle
02 08 068 Spilornis kinabaluensis
Information
Common Name Kinabalu Serpent Eagle
Range northern Borneo.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Accipitriformes
Family Accipitridae
Genus Spilornis
Species Spilornis kinabaluensis
Conservation Status
VUSpecies
Vulnerable

The Mountain serpent eagle (Spilornis kinabaluensis), also known as the Kinabalu serpent eagle, is a species of bird of prey that is found in northern Borneo. It is found at altitudes of 1,000–4,100 metres (3,300–13,500 ft) in forest, especially where it becomes stunted. Where their range overlaps, the crested serpent eagle generally occurs at lower altitudes. The mountain serpent eagle is darker than the Bornean subspecies of the crested serpent eagle.

The mountain serpent eagle is threatened by habitat loss. However, they occur within the Kinabalu National Park and the Gunung Mulu National Park. Their high-altitude habitats are usually too remote for logging and agriculture, making some of its range secure.

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