black chested buzzard eagle

black chested buzzard eagle facts

Name: Águila, Águila mora / Black chested buzzard eagle
Scientific Name: Geranoaetus melanoleucus
Family: Accipitridae
Order: n/a
Size: Male 64cm, female 74cm approximately (27.8 – 32.2in)
Weight: n/a

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 male. Juvenile: buffish supercilium and cinnamon and whitish streaking on crown and nape. Upper parts blackfish-brown. Feathers of back, scapular and shoulders with reddish and buffish fringes. Throat and breast buff and reddish. Dark grey tail.

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

Distribution:
All Chile.

Residence:
All year.

Habitat:
Files in all environments, it can be seen posing in cliffs and tree tops.

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

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