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Changeable Hawk-Eagle

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:
  802F48BD23924A67

Avibase ID:
  avibase-802F48BD

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/802F48BD


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 824869

Geographic range:

  • Nisaetus limnaeetus limnaeetus: N India to Indochina, Malaya, Greater Sundas and Philippines
  • Nisaetus limnaeetus vanheurni: Simeulue I. (off w Sumatra)
English:
Changeable Hawk-Eagle
French:
Aigle variable
Italian:
Aquilastore variabile
Dutch:
Kuifloze Kuifarend
Slovak:
orlovec menlivý


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Nisaetus limnaeetus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Spizaetus limnaeetus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Spizaetus limnaeetus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Nisaetus limnaeetus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Nisaetus limnaeetus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Nisaetus limnaeetus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Nisaetus limnaeetus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Nisaetus limnaeetus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Nisaetus limnaeetus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Spizaetus limnaeetus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Spizaetus limnaeetus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Spizaetus limnaeetus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Spizaetus limnaeetus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Changeable Hawk-Eagle ( Spizaetus limnaeetus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Spizaëtus cirrhatus limnaeetus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Nisaetus [cirrhatus or limnaeetus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

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Bengali: ঝুটিয়াল শিকরেঈগল
English: Changeable Hawk-Eagle
French: Aigle variable
Italian: Aquilastore variabile
Scientific: Falco Limnaeetus, Nisaetus limnaeetus, Nisaetus limnaeetus limnaeetus, Spizaetus cirrhatus limnaeetus, Spizaëtus cirrhatus limnaeetus, Spizaetus limnaeetus
Dutch: Kuifloze Kuifarend
Slovak: orlovec menlivý
Thai: เหยี่ยวต่างสี
Vietnamese: Diều đầu nâu

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