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Alternative name: Hodgson's Hawk-Eagle
- Nisaetus nipalensis
Changeable Hawk Eagle (see references)
Two subspecies are currently recognized: nipalensis which is found from the Himalayas to China and the Malay peninsula and orientalis in Japan.
Legge's Hawk-Eagle was formerly considered conspecific.
Like the other Asian Hawk-Eagles this species was formerly placed in genus Spizaetus.
Forest and woodland along streams.
Legge's Hawk-Eagle has several adaptations to probably hunting between trees and likely eating more mammals than this species.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Gjershaug et al. 2008: An overlooked threatened species of eagle: Legge’s Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus kelaarti (Aves: Accipitriformes) Zootaxa 1792: 54–66
- Birdforum thread discussing identification of this species
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Mountain Hawk-Eagle. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 13 May 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Mountain_Hawk-Eagle