Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Wallace's Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus nanus) - HBW 2, p. 204

French: Aigle de Wallace German: Dschungeladler Spanish: Aguila azor de Wallace
Other common names: Small Hawk-eagle

Taxonomy: Spizaetus nanus Wallace, 1868, Sarawak.
Long considered synonymous with S. alboniger, due to confusion with immature plumages of latter. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • nanus Wallace, 1868 - S Burma (Tennaserrim) and S Thailand through Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo.
  • stresemanni Amadon, 1953 - Nias I (off W Sumatra).

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