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Pinsker's Hawk-Eagle - BirdForum Opus

Walden's Hornbill above, with Pinsker's Hawk-Eagle
Photo © by Mark Harper
Alegrey Valley, Panay, Philippines, 1 April 2019
Nisaetus pinskeri


54–61 cm (21¼-24 in)

  • Black crest about 8cm long, consisting of 4-5 feathers
  • Brown head


Endemic to the Philippines where found on Negros, Samar, Mindanao, Bohol, Biliran, Basilan, and Siquijor.


A monotypic species, formerly considered a subspecies of Philippine Hawk-Eagle.


They are found in mature lowland forests and montane mossy forests.



There is little detailed information available. They probably eat birds; hunting from a concealed perch in the canopy.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2019)

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