• BirdForum is the net's largest birding community dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE!

    Register for an account to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Pygmy Eagle - BirdForum Opus


Stub.png This article is incomplete.
This article is missing one or more sections. You can help the BirdForum Opus by expanding it.
Stub.png


Alternative name: New Guinea Hawk-Eagle

Hieraaetus weiskei

Aquila weiskei

Identification

Distribution

Endemic to New Guinea.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly considered conspecific with Little Eagle.

Aquila vs. Hieraaetus

Hieraaetus species are sometimes placed in a broader defined Aquila (e.g. Clements, 2005). Sibley & Monroe (1996) and Howard & Moore (2003) retain the placement in Hieraaetus, and the Opus awaits further clarification.

Habitat

Behaviour

References

  1. Abstract of paper proposing full species status for Pygmy Eagle

Recommended Citation

External Links

Top