Black Chested Buzzard Eagle Facts   

  • Name:
    Águila , Águila Mora – Black Chested Buzzard Eagle
  • Scientific Name:
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Family:
  • Description:
    Raptor with black and gravy plumage on the chest while in the lower belly area it has white fur. The female is larger than the male. Juvenile: buffish supercilium and cinnamon and whitish streaking on crown and nape. Upper parts blackish-brown . Feathers of back , scapular and shoulders with reddish and buffish fringes. Throat and breast buff and reddish. Dark grey tail.
  • Size:
    Male 64 cm, Female 74 cm approximately (27,8 -32,2 in)
Black Chested Buzzard Eagle


They lay 2-3 white eggs with brown spots in nests made up of branches and fibres that they make inaccessible in rocky areas and on top of tall trees.


All Chile.


All year.


Carnivore. Great hunter of birds and hares. It also feeds on other medium and small mammals.


Flies in all environments, it can be seen posing in cliffs and tree tops.

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