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Alternative name: New Guinea Hawk-Eagle

Hieraaetus weiskei

Aquila weiskei

Identification

Distribution

New Guinea and the Moluccas (Halmahera, Ternate, Seram).

Taxonomy

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

Aquila vs. Hieraaetus

Hieraaetus species were formerly placed in a broader defined Aquila by some authorities (e.g. Clements, 2005). However, all authorities now place these species in Hieraaetus.

Habitat

Behaviour

References

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

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