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Changeable Hawk-Eagle [incl. adamanensis]

Nisaetus limnaeetus [incl. adamanensis] (= Nisaetus limnaeetus) (Horsfield, T 1821)

The changeable hawk-eagle or crested hawk-eagle (Nisaetus cirrhatus) is a large bird of prey species of the family Accipitridae. More informal or antiquated English common names include the marsh hawk-eagle or Indian crested hawk-eagle. It is a member of the subfamily Aquilinae, with signature feathers, absent in tropical raptors from outside this subfamily, covering the tarsus. It was formerly placed in the genus Spizaetus, but studies pointed to the group being paraphyletic resulting in the Old World members being placed in Nisaetus and separated from the New World species. It is a typical “hawk-eagle” in that it is an agile forest-dwelling predator and like many such eagles readily varies its prey selection between birds, mammals or reptiles as well as other vertebrates. Among the members of its genus, the changeable hawk-eagle stands out as the most widely distributed, adaptable and abundant species. Birds show a wide range of variation in plumage from pale to dark, varying with moult and age giving rise to the name "changeable". Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
   Nisaetus
Scientific:
  Nisaetus limnaeetus


Original description

Citation:
  (Horsfield, T 1821)

Reference:
   Trans. Linn. Soc. London (1), 13 p.138

Protonym:
  Falco Limnaëetus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/754871


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  2F4F85B183ED2B69

Avibase ID:
  avibase-2F4F85B1

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2F4F85B1


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 824869

Geographic range:

  • Nisaetus cirrhatus andamanensis: Andaman Islands
  • Nisaetus limnaeetus limnaeetus: N India to Indochina, Malaya, Greater Sundas and Philippines
  • Nisaetus limnaeetus vanheurni: Simeulue I. (off w Sumatra)
English:
Changeable Hawk-Eagle [incl. adamanensis]
French:
Aigle variable [incl. adamanensis]


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Changeable Hawk-Eagle [incl. adamanensis] ( Nisaetus limnaeetus [incl. adamanensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Changeable Hawk-Eagle (incl. adamanensis) ( Spizaetus limnaeetus [incl. adamanensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Changeable Hawk-Eagle (incl. adamanensis) ( Nisaetus limnaeetus [incl. adamanensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Changeable Hawk-Eagle (incl. adamanensis) ( Nisaetus limnaeetus [incl. adamanensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Changeable Hawk-Eagle (incl. adamanensis) ( Nisaetus limnaeetus [incl. adamanensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Changeable Hawk-Eagle [incl. adamanensis] ( Nisaetus limnaeetus [incl. adamanensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Changeable Hawk-Eagle [incl. adamanensis] ( Nisaetus limnaeetus [incl. adamanensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Changeable Hawk-Eagle [incl. adamanensis] ( Nisaetus limnaeetus [incl. adamanensis])
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Nisaetus limnaeetus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Nisaetus limnaeetus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2015:
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Nisaetus limnaeetus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2016:
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Nisaetus limnaeetus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2017:
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Nisaetus limnaeetus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2018:
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Nisaetus limnaeetus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.54:
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Nisaetus limnaeetus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.55:
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Nisaetus limnaeetus) [version 2]
eBird version 2015:
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Nisaetus limnaeetus) [version 2]
eBird version 2016:
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Nisaetus limnaeetus) [version 2]
eBird version 2017:
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Nisaetus limnaeetus) [version 2]
eBird version 2018:
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Nisaetus limnaeetus) [version 2]
eBird version 2019:
Changeable Hawk-Eagle (Changeable) ( Nisaetus cirrhatus [limnaeetus Group]) [version 2]
eBird version 2021:
Changeable Hawk-Eagle (Changeable) ( Nisaetus cirrhatus [limnaeetus Group]) [version 2]
eBird version 2022:
Changeable Hawk-Eagle (Changeable) ( Nisaetus cirrhatus [limnaeetus Group]) [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Nisaetus [cirrhatus or limnaeetus]

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Bengali: ঝুটিয়াল শিকরেঈগল
German: Indienhaubenadler [limnaeetus-Gruppe]
English: Changeable Hawk-Eagle, Changeable Hawk-Eagle (Changeable), Changeable Hawk-Eagle (incl. adamanensis), Changeable Hawk-Eagle [incl. adamanensis]
English, HBW: Changeable Hawk-eagle (Changeable)
English (IOC): Changeable Hawk-Eagle (Crested)
English (Philippines): Changeable Hawk-Eagle, Changeable Hawk-Eagle (Changeable)
English (United States): Changeable Hawk-Eagle (Changeable)
Spanish: Águila Variable, Águila Variable (variable)
Spanish (Spain): Águila Variable, Águila variable (variable)
Spanish (HBW): Changeable Hawk-Eagle
French: Aigle variable, Aigle variable (incl. adamanensis), Aigle variable [incl. adamanensis]
Indonesian: Elang Brontok
Icelandic: Kambörn [limnaeetus hópur]
Italian: Aquilastore variabile
Japanese (romaji): kawarikumataka
Japanese: インドクマタカ(亜種 カワリクマタカ), カワリクマタカ
Scientific: Falco Limnaeetus, Nisaetus cirrhatus [limnaeetus Group], Nisaetus limnaeetus, Nisaetus limnaeetus [incl. adamanensis], Nisaetus limnaeetus limnaeetus, Spizaetus cirrhatus limnaeetus, Spizaetus limnaeetus, Spizaetus limnaeetus [incl. adamanensis]
Dutch: Kuifloze Kuifarend
Norwegian Nynorsk: Vekselskogørn
Norwegian: vekselskogørn, vekselskogørn/indiaskogørn (limnaeetus gr.)
Polish: wojownik indyjski [gr. limnaeetus]
Portuguese (Portugal): águia-gavião-variável [grupo limnaeetus]
Russian: Изменчивый хохлатый орёл [группа limnaeetus]
Slovak: orlovec menlivý, orlovec menlivý (skup.)
Serbian: Raznobojni jastrebasti orao
Swedish: orientörn [gruppen limnaeetus]
Thai: เหยี่ยวต่างสี, เหยี่ยวต่างสี (ตะวันออก)
Turkish: Değişken atmaca kartalı [limnaeetus grubu]
Vietnamese: Diều đầu nâu
Chinese: 凤头鹰雕, 凤头鹰雕(短冠)
Chinese (Traditional): 凤头鹰雕

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