Philippine hawk-eagle

The Philippine hawk-eagle or north Philippine hawk-eagle (Nisaetus philippensis), earlier treated under Spizaetus,[2] is a species of bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. Many taxonomists consider the Pinsker's hawk-eagle, a former subspecies, raised to full species status.[3][4][5] It is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Philippine hawk-eagle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Nisaetus
N. philippensis
Binomial name
Nisaetus philippensis
(Gould, 1863)

Spizaetus philippensis


  1. BirdLife International (2014). "Nisaetus philippensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  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
  3. Gamauf A, Gjershaug JO, Rov N, Kvaly K, Haring E (2005). "Species or subspecies? The dilemma of taxonomic ranking of some South-East Asian hawk-eagles (genus Spizaetus)". Bird Conservation International. 15: 99–117. doi:10.1017/S0959270905000080.
  4. Gamauf A, Preleuthner M & Pinsker W (1998). "Distribution and field identification of Philippine birds of prey: 1. Philippine Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus philippensis) and Changeable Hawk Eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus)" (PDF). Forktail. 14: 1–11. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-07-04.
  5. Preleuthner, M. & Gamauf, A. (1998). "A possible new subspecies of the Philippine Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus philippensis) and its future prospects" (PDF). J. Raptor Res. 32 (2): 126–135.

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