Black Chested Buzzard Eagle Facts   

  • Name:
    Águila , Águila Mora – Black Chested Buzzard Eagle
  • Scientific Name:
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Family:
    Accipitridae
  • 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

Reproduction:

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.

Distribution:

All Chile.

Residence:

All year.

Food:

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

Habitat:

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

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