Pygmy eagle

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Pygmy eagle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Hieraaetus
Species: H. weiskei
Binomial name
Hieraaetus weiskei
(Reichenow, 1900)
Hieraaetus morphnoides ssp weiskei distribution map.png

Hieraaetus morphnoides weiskei

The pygmy eagle or New Guinea hawk-eagle (Hieraaetus weiskei) is a bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is found in New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is often considered a subspecies of the little eagle, but some taxonomists separate it into a distinct species.[2][3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Hieraaetus weiskei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Gjershaug, Jan Ove; Lerner, Heather R.L.; Diserud, Ola H. (2009). "Taxonomy and distribution of the Pygmy Eagle Aquila (Hieraaetus) weiskei (Accipitriformes: Accipitridae)" (PDF). Zootaxa. 2326: 24–38. 
  3. ^ "Hieraaetus weiskei". Avibase.