Latin Etymology: Nisaetus (?) alboniger ("white black")
Local Name - Malay: Helang Hindek Gunung ("Hindek Mountain Eagle")
NO UK STATUS / IUCN Red List: Least Concern
A distinctive black and white raptor of the lower reaches of mountainous rainforest, this species is in many ways little known due to it's rainforest habitat - it's diet includes lizards and bats, but possibly more, it's population size is unknown but has a large enough range that it is not currently believed to be in danger. However, it is tolerant of some human activity - as demonstrated by the fact I saw it at Genting. It is named after the English Zoologist Edward Blyth - a man who was the curator of the Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal and a correspondent of Darwin who first described this species to Western Science.
SUBSPECIES: none - monotypic
- Sighting Locations -
MALAYSIA - A widespread but local resident.
Further Notes: Arkive, BirdForum Opus, BirdGuides, IUCN Red List, RSPB, Wikipedia, Xeno-canto