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Wallace's hawk-eagle

In Thai: เหยี่ยวหงอนสีน้ำตาลท้องขาว, yiow hngon see nam-tan tong khao

Binomial name: Nisaetus nanus, Alfred Russel Wallace, 1868

Wallace's hawk-eagle (Nisaetus nanus) is a species of bird of prey in the family Accipitridae.

It is found in Kra Isthmus, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.

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 long and weighing 500 - 610 g (about the size of a peregrine falcon).

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

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Accipitriformes
Family
Accipitridae
Genus
Nisaetus
Species
Nisaetus nanus

Common names

  • Thai: เหยี่ยวหงอนสีน้ำตาลท้องขาว, yiow hngon see nam-tan tong khao

Synonyms

  • Spizaetus nanus

Conservation status

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Wallace's hawk-eagle, Nisaetus nanus in Thailand
Range map of Nisaetus nanus in Thailand