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Little Eagle

Hieraaetus morphnoides (Gould, 1841)

The little eagle is a very small eagle native to Australia, measuring 45–55 cm in length and weighing 815 g (1.8 lb), roughly the size of a peregrine falcon. It tends to inhabit open woodland, grassland and arid regions, shunning dense forest. It is a near relative of both the Palearctic booted eagle and the massive but now extinct Haast's eagle of New Zealand. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
   Hieraaetus
Scientific:
  Hieraaetus morphnoides


Original description

Citation:
  (Gould, 1841)

Reference:
  Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1840) p. 161

Protonym:
  Aquila morphnoïdes

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/30571600


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  1117758C10E72439

Avibase ID:
  avibase-1117758C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/1117758C


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 175567

Geographic range:

  • Hieraaetus morphnoides: Open woodlands and savannas of Australia
English:
Little Eagle
Catalan:
Àguila calçada australiana
Czech:
orel malý
Danish:
Australsk Dværgørn
German:
Kaninchenadler
Spanish:
Águila chica
Spanish (Spain):
Águila Chica
Finnish:
australianpikkukotka
French:
Aigle nain
Croatian:
mali orao
Hungarian:
ausztrál törpesas
Icelandic:
Píslörn
Italian:
Aquilastore minuto
Japanese (romaji):
akahimekumataka
Japanese:
アカヒメクマタカ
Lithuanian:
Australinis sakalinis erelis
Dutch:
Australische Dwergarend
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Småørn
Norwegian:
Småørn
Polish:
orzełek australijski
Portuguese:
Águia-pequena
Russian:
Австралийский орёл-карлик
Slovak:
orol austrálsky
Serbian:
Mali orao
Swedish:
småörn
Ukrainian:
Орел-карлик австралійський
Chinese:
小隼雕
Chinese (Traditional):
小鵰


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides)
Clements, version 2021:
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Hieraaetus morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Hieraaetus morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Aquila morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Aquila morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Aquila morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Aquila morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Aquila morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Aquila morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Aquila morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Aquila morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Hieraaetus morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Hieraaetus morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Hieraaetus morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Little Eagle (Little) ( Hieraaetus morphnoides morphnoides) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Hieraaetus morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Hieraaetus morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Hieraaetus morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Hieraaetus morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Hieraaetus morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Hieraaetus morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Hieraaetus morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Hieraaetus morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Hieraaetus morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Hieraaetus morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Hieraaetus morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Hieraaëtus morphnoïdes morphnoïdes [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Hieraaetus morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Little Eagle ( Hieraaetus morphnoides) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Hieraaetus morphnoides morphnoides [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Hieraaetus morphnoides [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Hieraaetus [morphnoides or weiskei] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Bengali: হছাটনমিয িইগর
Bengali (transliteration): chōṭanakhēra īgala
Catalan: Àguila calçada australiana
Czech: orel malý
Danish: Australsk Dværgørn
German: Kaninchenadler
English: Little Eagle, Little Eagle (Little), North-Western Little Eagle
English, HBW: Little Eagle
English (IOC): Little Eagle
English (United States): Little Eagle
Spanish: Águila Australiana, Águila chica, Aguililla Australiana
Spanish (Spain): Águila Chica
Spanish (HBW): Little Eagle
Estonian: austraalia kääbuskotkas
Finnish: australianpikkukotka
French: Aigle nain, Aigle nain (morphnoides)
Croatian: mali orao
Hungarian: ausztrál törpesas
Indonesian: Elang Kecil
Icelandic: Píslörn
Italian: Aquila minore australiana, Aquilastore minuto
Japanese (romaji): akahimekumataka
Japanese: アカヒメクマタカ
Mongolian, Halh: бахим бүргэд, бахим бүргэдэй
Scientific: Aquila morphnoïdes, Aquila morphnoides coongani, Aquila morphnoides morphnoides, Hieraaetus morphnoides, Hieraaetus morphnoides morphnoides, Hieraaëtus morphnoïdes morphnoïdes
Lithuanian: Australinis sakalinis erelis
Mongolian: бахим бүргэд, бахим бүргэдэй
Dutch: Australische Dwergarend
Norwegian Nynorsk: Småørn
Norwegian: Småørn
Polish: orzełek australijski
Portuguese: Águia-pequena
Portuguese (Portugal): águia-pequena
Russian: Австралийский орёл-карлик
Slovak: orol austrálsky
Serbian: Mali orao
Swedish: Pygméörn, småörn
Turkish: Avustralya küçük kartalı
Tatar: Австралия кече каракошы
Ukrainian: Орел-карлик австралійський
Chinese: 小隼雕
Chinese (Traditional): 小鵰

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