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Sulawesi hawk-eagle

The Sulawesi hawk-eagle (Nisaetus lanceolatus) (earlier placed under Spizaetus[1]), also known as Celebes hawk-eagle, is a medium-sized, approximately 64 cm (25 in) long, crestless brown raptor in the family Accipitridae. The adults have rufous-brown, boldly marked head and chest feathers, dark brown wings and black-barred white below. The young has white head and underparts.

Sulawesi hawk-eagle
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Nisaetus
Species: N. lanceolatus[1]
Binomial name
Nisaetus lanceolatus[1]

Spizaetus lanceolatus

An Indonesian endemic, the Sulawesi hawk-eagle is distributed in rainforests of Sulawesi and its satellite islands of Buton, Muna, Banggai and Sula Islands. The diet consists mainly of birds, lizards, snakes and mammals.

Widespread throughout its habitat range, the Sulawesi hawk-eagle is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.[2] It is listed on Appendix II of CITES.


  1. ^ a b 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" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 35 (1): 147–164. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2004.10.003.
  2. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Nisaetus lanceolatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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