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Luzon Hawk Eagle Nisaetus philippensis   - Juvenile
Luzon Hawk Eagle
Photographer : © Robert D Kaufman
Location :Subic Rainforest, Bataan, Luzon, Philippines
Date : 27 December 2013
English synonyms:Luzon Hawk-Eagle, Philippine Hawk Eagle, Philippine Hawk-Eagle, North Philippine Hawk-eagle
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, Bazas, Honey-buzzards, Eagles, Kites, Vultures, Harriers & Buzzards
Red Data Status :Vulnerable
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to Luzon in the Philippines.

Note that the form pinskeri, formerly considered conspecific, is now treated as a separate species Visayan Hawk Eagle Nisaetus pinskeri.
Gamauf, A., J.O. Gjershaug, N. Rov, K. Kvaloy & E. Haring, (2005) Species or subspecies? The dilemma of taxonomic ranking of some South-East Asian hawk-eagles (genus Spizaetus). – Bird Conservation International 15: 99-117.
Haring, E., K. Kvaløy, J.O. Gjershaug, N. Røv & A. Gamauf, (2007) Convergent evolution and paraphyly of the hawkeagles of the genus Spizaetus (Aves, Accipitridae) - phylogenetic analyses based on mitochondrial markers. – Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 45: 353-365.

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