Black Eagle : Spotted
A rare black eagle was spotted for the first time in the lush Chail wildlife sanctuary located in Himachal Pradesh’s Solan district.
- Black Eagle belongs to the family Accipitridae and is the only member of the genus Ictinaetus.
- These are large and distinctive dark eagles of forested mountains and hills.
- The distinguishing feature of the majestic bird is its striking yellow beak, a vibrant contrast to its black feathers.
- They soar over forests in the hilly regions of tropical and subtropical South and Southeast Asia, as well as southeastern China.
- They are found in the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir, forests of the Eastern and Western Ghats in peninsular India.
- Conservation status
- IUCN: Least concern
Chail wildlife sanctuary:
- It is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh.
- It comprises part of the catchment area of a tributary of the Giri River.
- It is densely covered by Oak and Pine, apart from grassland.
- It includes animal species of wild boar, goral, sambar, spotted deer, Himalayan black bear, common langur, Indian porcupine, flying squirrel, etc.