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Pygmy eagle

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Pygmy eagle

Pygmy eagle
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
(or Accipitriformes, q.v.)
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Hieraaetus
Species: H. weiskei
Binomial name
Hieraaetus weiskei
(Reichenow, 1900)

Hieraaetus morphnoides weiskei

The pygmy eagle or New Guinea hawk-eagle (Hieraaetus (morphnoides) weiskei) is a bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is often considered a subspecies of the little eagle, but some taxonomists separate it into a distinct species.[2][3]


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  2. ^ Gjershaug, Jan Ove; Lerner, Heather R.L.; Diserud, Ola H. (2009). (Accipitriformes: Accipitridae)"Aquila (Hieraaetus) weiskei"Taxonomy and distribution of the Pygmy Eagle . Zootaxa 2326: 24–38. 
  3. ^ Hieraaetus weiskei on Avibase
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