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Wallace's hawk-eagle

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

Binomial name: Nisaetus nanus, Alfred Russel Wallace, 1868

The Wallace's hawk-eagle(Nisaetus nanus earlier under the genus Spizaetus) 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).

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

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Scientific classification

Nisaetus nanus

Common names

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


  • Spizaetus nanus

Conservation status

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Wallace's hawk-eagle, Nisaetus nanus in Thailand
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Banthat Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Chong
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Nam Khang National Park
  • Khao Nan National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khlong Nakha Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Ko Samui District, Surat Thani
  • Mu Ko Surin National Park
  • San Kala Khiri National Park
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Thale Ban National Park

Range map of Nisaetus nanus in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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