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Photographed by cskhaw
Fraser's Hill, Malaysia, November 2005
Nisaetus alboniger

Spizaetus alboniger

Identification

51-58cm

  • Black upperparts
  • Black spotted breast, barred below
  • Thick white band on uppertail and undertail
  • Prominent crest

Juvenile

  • Dark brown upperparts
  • Light brown head and underparts

Distribution

South-east Asia: found in the forests of southern Myanmar to Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].
It was formerly placed in the genus Spizaetus.

Habitat

Lower montane rain forest. Broadleaf evergreen forest, forest edges up to 1,980 meters.

Photo by wengchun
Ulu Slim, Perak, Malaysia, July 2004

Behaviour

It builds a stick nest in a tree; a single egg is laid.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia
  4. angelfire (the late Laurence Poh)

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