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Philippine Hawk-eagle
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Nisaetus
Species: N. philippensis
Binomial name
Nisaetus philippensis
Gould, 1863

Spizaetus philippensis

The Philippine Hawk-eagle, known in French as aigle des Philippines and in Spanish as aguila-azor Filipina (Nisaetus philippensis earlier treated under Spizaetus[2]) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. The subspecies pinskeri may be a candidate for raising to full species.[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.


  1. ^ BirdLife International 2004. Spizaetus philippensis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007.
  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 and 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 & W. Pinsker (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.  
  5. ^ Preleuthner, M. and 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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