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The species name in Sanskirt means "killer of snakes" because they eat young cobras, often making them revered by locals.
Weight: 6 to 13 pounds; Length: 34 to 86 inches; Wingspan: 55 to 63 inches
Amphibians, reptiles, insects, tree and flower buds, grass, grains and bamboo shoots
Deciduous, open forests and tropical areas
Range in the Wild:
Southern Asia and India
Listed as Least Concern.
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