The Brown Snake Eagle is actually so easy to identify compared to some other eagles. It's the only eagle with the big, round yellow eyes, and the tuft on the back of the head.
I agree with the ID but these comments are not entirely correct. All Snake-Eagles have big yellow eyes and rounded heads. The distribution and absence of a yellow cere rules out Western Banded- and Southern Banded Snake-Eagle but the yellow eyes and appearance of a tuft are not enough to rule out immature Black-chested Snake-Eagle. Seperating juvenile Brown Snake-Eagle and juvenile Black-chested Snake-Eagle is, surprisingly, more difficult than onemight expect.
Overall, I would say this bird is dark enough to rule out juv. Black-chested but the clinching features are not really visible (shorter primaries, undertail barring etc.)
Just one or two comments on raptors, I think these may have been posted in this thread before but it came to mind after I read some of the comments on the previous two or three pages so I thought I'd repeat it.
1. If a bird does not have feathers extending all the way down to the feet (ie. the bare tarsus is visible) it is not an eagle.
2. The only exception to rule 1 is the Snake-Eagles which do have are bare tarsi but which share other distinct characteristics such as the big yellow eye and rounded head making ID easy.
3. Allthough Steppe Buzzard has many variations of colour, in just about every plumage the horizontal demarcation on the chest is visible. This should always be one of the first things one should look for and it shows clearly on both birds that have been posted in the last few days.
4. Juvenile birds are not smaller than adult birds. They attain adult body size shortly after they molt out of their chick feathers and by the time you see a bird fly it will have attained full adult size already. Juveniles can sometimes even be bigger than adults because they are fed so well. This is prety much true for all birds and not just raptors.