Hieraaetus morphnoides, Little Eagle, Elang Kecil

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Hieraaetus morphnoides, Little Eagle, Elang Kecil

The Little Eagle Hieraaetus morphnoides, Little Eagle, Elang Kecil(Aquila morphnoides) is a very small eagle native to Australasia, measuring 45?55 cm (17?21.5 inches) in length and weighing 815 g (1.8 lb) ? roughly the size of a Peregrine Falcon. It tends to inhabit open woodland, grassland and arid regions, shunning dense forest. It is a near relative of both the Palearctic Booted Eagle and, remarkably, the massive but now extinct Haast’s Eagle of New Zealand.

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