Blyth's Hawk-Eagle

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Blyth's Hawk-Eagle
At Jurong Bird Park, Singapore
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Nisaetus
Species: N. alboniger
Binomial name
Nisaetus alboniger
Blyth, 1845
Synonyms

Spizaetus alboniger

The Blyth's Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus alboniger) (earlier treated as Spizaetus[2]) is a medium-sized bird of prey. Like all eagles, it is in the family Accipitridae.

It breeds in Peninsula Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo. It is a bird of open woodland, although island forms prefer a higher tree density. It builds a stick nest in a tree and lays a single egg.

It is a fairly small eagle at about 51–58 cm in length. Adult has a thick white band on uppertail and undertail, all black above, black spotted breast, barred below. It has a prominent crest like the bazas. Juvenile is dark brown above, and has a light brown head and underparts.

The common name commemorates Edward Blyth (1810–1873), English zoologist and Curator of the Museum of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Nisaetus alboniger". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Helbig AJ, Kocum A, Seibold I & Braun MJ (2005) A multi-gene phylogeny of aquiline eagles (Aves: Accipitriformes) reveals extensive paraphyly at the genus level. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution 35(1):147-164 PDF

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