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Alternative name: New Guinea Hawk-Eagle

Hieraaetus weiskei

Aquila weiskei



New Guinea and the Moluccas (Halmahera, Ternate, Seram).


This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly considered conspecific with Little Eagle.

Aquila vs. Hieraaetus

Hieraaetus species were formerly placed in a broader defined Aquila by some authorities (e.g. Clements, 2005). However, all authorities now place these species in Hieraaetus.




  1. Abstract of paper proposing full species status for Pygmy Eagle

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