Species of Thailand

Wallace's hawk-eagle

Nisaetus nanus, Alfred Russel Wallace, 1868

(In Thai: เหยี่ยวหงอนสีน้ำตาลท้องขาว)

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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Category / Seasonal Status

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • Thai: เหยี่ยวหงอนสีน้ำตาลท้องขาว

Synonyms

  • Spizaetus nanus

Conservation status

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (BirdLife)

Endangered (IUCN3.1)

Endangered (ONEP)

Endangered (IUCN3.1)

Endangered (BCST)

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Wallace's hawk-eagle

Range Map

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
  • San Kala Khiri National Park
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Surin Islands
  • Thale Ban National Park
Range map of Nisaetus nanus in Thailand