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Wallace's hawk-eagle

Wallace's hawk-eagle
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Nisaetus
Species: N. nanus
Binomial name
Nisaetus nanus
(Wallace, 1868)

Spizaetus nanus

The Wallace's hawk-eagle(Nisaetus nanus earlier under the genus Spizaetus[2]) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is among the smallest eagles in the world at about 46 cm (18 in) long and weighing 500-610 g (1.1-1.3 lb) (about the size of a peregrine falcon).[3][4]

It is named after Alfred Russel Wallace, a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist and biologist.[5]


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  2. ^ Helbig AJ, Kocum A, Seibold I & Braun MJ (2005) A multi-gene phylogeny of aquiline eagles (Aves: Accipitriformes) reveals extensive paraphyly at the genus level. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution 35(1):147-164 PDF
  3. ^ Birdlife International
  4. ^ Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 2 Lynx Edicions Barcelona
  5. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 357–358. 

External links

  • BirdLife Species Factsheet.

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