Sulawesi hawk-eagle

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Sulawesi hawk-eagle
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Nisaetus
Species: N. lanceolatus[1]
Binomial name
Nisaetus lanceolatus
Temminck & Schlegel, 1844

Spizaetus lanceolatus

The Sulawesi hawk-eagle (Nisaetus lanceolatus) (earlier placed under Spizaetus[1]), also known as Celebes hawk-eagle, is a medium-sized, approximately 64 cm long, crestless brown raptor in the family Accipitridae. The adults have rufous-brown, boldly marked head and chest feathers, dark brown wings and black-barred white below. The young has white head and underparts.

An Indonesian endemic, the Sulawesi hawk-eagle is distributed in rainforests of Sulawesi and its satellite islands of Buton, Muna, Banggai and Sula Islands. The diet consists mainly of birds, lizards, snakes and mammals.

Widespread throughout its habitat range, the Sulawesi hawk-eagle is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.[2] It is listed on Appendix II of CITES.


  1. ^ a b 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
  2. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Nisaetus lanceolatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 

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