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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

Identification

54–61 cm (21¼-24 in)

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

Distribution

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

Taxonomy

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

Habitat

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

Behaviour

Diet

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

References

  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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