Wallace's hawk-eagle

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Wallace's hawk-eagle
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Nisaetus
N. nanus
Binomial name
Nisaetus nanus
(Wallace, 1868)
  • N. n. nanus - (Wallace, 1868)
  • N. n. stresemanni - (Amadon, 1953)
  • Spizaetus nanus[3] (protonym)

Wallace's hawk-eagle (Nisaetus nanus) is a species of bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It is found in Kra Isthmus, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss and trade.[4] It is among the smallest eagles in the world at about 46 cm (18 in) long and weighing 500–610 g (1.10–1.34 lb) (about the size of a peregrine falcon).[5][6]

It is named after Alfred Russel Wallace, a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist and biologist.[7]

It is non-migratory.[4]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2020). "Nisaetus nanus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T22696186A182891668. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T22696186A182891668.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ IOC World Bird List 10.2 (Report). World Bird Names. doi:10.14344/ioc.ml.10.2.
  3. ^ Helbig, Andreas J.; Kocum, Annett; Seibold, Ingrid; Braun, Michael J. (April 2005). "A multi-gene phylogeny of aquiline eagles (Aves: Accipitriformes) reveals extensive paraphyly at the genus level" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 35 (1): 147–164. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2004.10.003.
  4. ^ a b Siriwat, Penthai; Nijman, Vincent (September 2020). "Wildlife trade shifts from brick-and-mortar markets to virtual marketplaces: A case study of birds of prey trade in Thailand". Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity. 13 (3): 454–461. doi:10.1016/j.japb.2020.03.012. ISSN 2287-884X. PMC 7156811.
  5. ^ Birdlife International
  6. ^ Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 2 Lynx Edicions Barcelona
  7. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 357–358.