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Geranoaetus melanoleucus. Scientific Name: Geranoaetus melanoleucus (Vieillot, ). Common Name(s): . Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle Geranoaetus melanoleucus. Order: Accipitriformes ; Family: Accipitridae; Polytypic: 2 subspecies; Authors: Robby M. Brower and. Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle · Geranoaetus melanoleucus · (Vieillot, ). Order: ACCIPITRIFORMES. Family: Accipitridae (Kites, Hawks, Eagles).

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ADW: Geranoaetus melanoleucus: CLASSIFICATION

Order Falconiformes diurnal birds of prey. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle Geranoaetus melanoleucus melanoleucus.

It lives in open regions of South America. Particularly some populations of the former look like small black-chested buzzard-eagles.

Confused by a class within a class or an order within an order? Hence, in this case the scientific name Buteo melanoleucus can apply, even though the black-and-white gerahoaetus was earlier described under exactly that name, while the senior homonym melanoleucus still applies to the latter species when placed in Spizaetus according to the usual ICZN rules.

The black-chested buzzard-eagle is helpful to farmers by keeping down the numbers of the rabbits, which can be serious agricultural pests. The crab-hawks Buteogallus and the solitary “eagles” Harpyhaliaetus seem to be allied with the latter, to the extent that these three genera might be united in Buteogallus.


The black-chested buzzard-eagle is found in mountainous or hilly terrain with sparse vegetation, shrubland or in the south of its range Nothofagus forest, where it spends a lot of time soaring in thermals and vertical drafts while looking for prey.

Aquila poiana pettonero, Poiana-aquila pettonero Japanese: Translate Avibase is also available in the following languages: There are two subspecies: The declines in Argentina have been attributed to poisoning by strychnine baits deployed by sheep farmers trying to eradicate pests.

Handbook of the Birds of the World Vol. It nests in high trees or on rocky cliffs, or if these are not available on high trees or even cacti. Recorded at the edge of a ranch. Movements No melamoleucus of any movements. Andes of w Venezuela to Tierra del Fuego Source: A juvenile bird about ft away on a cliff on the edge of a mesa. Rufous crab hawk Common black hawk Cuban black hawk Great black hawk Savanna hawk.

Black-chested buzzard-eagle

Geranoaetus melanoleucus Vieillot Webarchive template wayback links Use dmy dates from July Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Class Sarcopterygii lobe-finned fishes and terrestrial vertebrates. Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia. Spizaetus melanoleucus Vieillot, Paraguay. Rocky bluff on steep arid slope. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois. Same bird as in previous cuts. This is a huge eagle-like ” buzzard ” “hawk” in American terminology.

Each checklist can be viewed with photos shared by the birding community, and also printed as PDF checklists for field use. Views Read Edit View history. When the black-chested buzzard-eagle was first described by Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot init was placed in the genus Spizaetus geranoaetuw, as Spizaetus melanoleucus. Spizaetus melanoleucus Avibase ID: Generally fairly common; e. Status and conservation Not globally threatened Least Concern.


It may compete for carrion heranoaetus the much larger Andean condor.

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Avibase is also available in the following languages: Previously the sole member of genus, but recent analysis suggests that it is sister to G. Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle Geranoaetus melanoleucus. While not aggressive under normal circumstances, the black-chested eagle-buzzard will fiercely attack humans if it considers itself or its offspring threatened.

If no appropriate high place is available this species will nest in bushes or even on kelanoleucus ground. Adult flying over a lagoon filled with ducks and grebes, about ft above. Historia natural del aguila Geranoaetus melanoleucus: In the past was placed in Buteobut thought to be closer to Buteogallus and Leucopternis. Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography.