Nisaetus

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Nisaetus
Changeable Hawk Eagle 3.jpg
Sri Lanka changeable hawk-eagle
Nisaetus cirrhatus ceylanensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Subfamily: Aquilinae
Genus: Nisaetus
Hodgson, 1836
Species

Nisaetus alboniger (Blyth, 1845)
Nisaetus bartelsi Stresemann, 1924
Nisaetus cirrhatus (Gmelin, 1788)
Nisaetus floris (E. Hartert, 1898)
Nisaetus kelaarti (Legge, 1878)
Nisaetus lanceolatus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
Nisaetus nanus Wallace, 1868
Nisaetus nipalensis (Hodgson, 1836)
Nisaetus philippensis Gould, 1863 Nisaetus pinskeri Preleuthner and Gamauf, 1998

Nisaetus is a genus of eagles found mainly in tropical Asia. They were earlier placed within the genus Spizaetus but molecular studies show that the Old World representatives were closer to the genus Ictinaetus than to the New World Spizaetus (in the stricter sense). They are slender-bodied, medium-sized hawk-eagles with rounded wings, long feathered legs, barred wings, crests and usually adapted to forest habitats.[1]

Species[edit]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Nisaetus alboniger -Jurong Bird Park, Singapore-6a.jpg Nisaetus alboniger (Blyth, 1845)[2] Blyth's hawk-eagle Malay Peninsula, Singapore, Sumatra and Borneo
ELJA.jpg Nisaetus bartelsi Stresemann, 1924[3] Javan hawk-eagle Java
Nisaetus cirrhatus (Gmelin, 1788)[4] Changeable hawk-eagle India and Sri Lanka, and from the southeast rim of the Himalaya across Southeast Asia to Indonesia and the Philippines
Nisaetus floris (E. Hartert, 1898)[5] Flores hawk-eagle Flores, Lombok and Sumbawa in the Lesser Sundas
Sulawesi-hawk eagle.jpg Nisaetus lanceolatus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844[6] Sulawesi hawk-eagle Sulawesi and its satellite islands of Buton, Muna, Banggai and Sula Islands
Wallace's Hawk-eagle (Nisaetus nanus) (8067762642).jpg Nisaetus nanus Wallace, 1868[7] Wallace's hawk-eagle Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand
Nisaetus nipalensis.jpg Nisaetus nipalensis (Hodgson, 1836)[8] Mountain hawk-eagle India, Nepal to Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia and Japan
Crested Hawk E.jpg Nisaetus kelaarti (Legge, 1878) Legge's hawk-eagle southern India to Sri Lanka
Nisaetus philippensis.jpg Nisaetus philippensis Gould, 1863[9] Philippine hawk-eagle Philippines
Nisaetus pinskeri Preleuthner and Gamauf, 1998 Pinsker's hawk-eagle Leyte, Samar, Negros and Mindanao in the Philippines

References[edit]

  1. ^ E. Haring1, K. Kvaløy, J.-O. Gjershaug, N. Røv and A. Gamauf (2007). "Convergent evolution and paraphyly of the hawk-eagles of the genus Spizaetus (Aves, Accipitridae) – phylogenetic analyses based on mitochondrial markers". J Zool Syst Evol Res. 45 (4): 353–365. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0469.2007.00410.x. 
  2. ^ BirdLife International (2009). "Nisaetus alboniger". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  3. ^ BirdLife International (2009). "Nisaetus bartelsi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  4. ^ BirdLife International (2009). "Nisaetus cirrhatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  5. ^ BirdLife International (2009). "Nisaetus floris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  6. ^ BirdLife International (2009). "Nisaetus lanceolatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  7. ^ BirdLife International (2009). "Nisaetus nanus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  8. ^ BirdLife International (2009). "Nisaetus nipalensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  9. ^ BirdLife International (2009). "Nisaetus philippensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 April 2011.