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Photographed by cskhaw
Fraser's Hill, Malaysia, November 2005
Nisaetus alboniger

Spizaetus alboniger



  • Black upperparts
  • Black spotted breast, barred below
  • Thick white band on uppertail and undertail
  • Prominent crest


  • Dark brown upperparts
  • Light brown head and underparts


South-east Asia: found in the forests of southern Myanmar to Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.


This is a monotypic species[1].
It was formerly placed in the genus Spizaetus.


Lower montane rain forest. Broadleaf evergreen forest, forest edges up to 1,980 meters.

Photo by wengchun
Ulu Slim, Perak, Malaysia, July 2004


It builds a stick nest in a tree; a single egg is laid.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia
  4. angelfire (the late Laurence Poh)

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