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Pinsker's Hawk Eagle? Nisaetus pinskeri ?   - In flight from below
Pinsker's Hawk Eagle?
Photographer : © Paul French
Location :Sablayan Penal Colony, Mindoro, Philippines
Date : 15 January 2014
English synonyms:Visayan Hawk-Eagle, Pinsker's Hawk-Eagle, Visayan Hawk Eagle, Philippine Hawk Eagle, Philippine Hawk-Eagle, Southern Philippine Hawk-eagle, Southern Philippine Hawk Eagle, South Philippine Hawk-eagle
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, Bazas, Honey-buzzards, Eagles, Kites, Vultures, Harriers & Buzzards
Bird Group :CICONIIFORMES
Red Data Status :Unspecified
Remarks :Not clear whether the birds on Mindoro are attributable to N. pinskeri, N. philippensis or an intermediate population.
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to the Philippines (Basilan, Leyte, Mindanao, Negros, Samar, Siquijor).
Split from Philippine (Luzon) Hawk Eagle Nisaetus philippensis.
Refs:
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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