French: Aigle orné German: Prachtadler Spanish: Águila galana
Subspecies and Distribution
S. o. vicarius
Friedmann, 1935 – S Mexico (mainly on Caribbean side) through Central America to W Colombia and W Ecuador, and extreme NW Peru (Tumbes)#R.
S. o. ornatus
(Daudin, 1800) – E Colombia E to Venezuela, Trinidad and the Guianas, and S through E Ecuador, E Peru, Bolivia and NW & NE Argentina (Jujuy, N Salta, Misiones), E Paraguay and S & SE Brazil.
58–67 cm; male 906–1132 g, female 1200–1738 g; wingspan 105–120 cm. A large, powerful, strikingly coloured hawk eagle: black crown and occipital crest... read more
Most frequently heard vocalization, often in flight, a series of some 4–8 loud, melodious whistles... read more
Humid forest in tropical and subtropical zones, in Colombia usually up to 1200 m, but occasionally... read more
Food and feeding
A powerful raptor that mainly hunts large prey: especially birds, including macaws, parrots, toucans, pigeons, oropendolas, owls,... read more
In Petén (Guatemala), rather extended season, with laying in Nov–May, mainly Jan–Apr (dry season), hatching in Dec... read more
Sedentary, with home ranges (based on work in Guatemala) estimated at 10–19 km² for... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Near Threatened. CITES II. Conspicuous throughout its range, because of its use of traditional emergent nest trees, its habit of soaring, and easily-... read more
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