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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The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Checklists There are more than 12, regional checklists in Avibase, offered in 9 different taxonomies, including synonyms more than languages.

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Geranoaetus melanoleucus (Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle) – Avibase

It stands to note that the taxonomic and systematic dispute goes back to the geranoaetjs 20th century already. Buteo melanoleucus, Geranoaetus melanoleucus, Geranoaetus melanoleucus melanoleucus Lithuanian: Hence, in this case the scientific name Buteo melnoleucus can apply, even though the black-and-white hawk-eagle 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.

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Spizaetus melanoleucus Vieillot, Paraguay. Rocky bluff on steep arid slope. Each checklist can be viewed with photos shared by the birding community, and also printed as PDF checklists for field use. This is a huge eagle-like ” buzzard ” “hawk” in American terminology.


Retrieved from ” https: It is most conspicuous in the mid-morning and afternoon, when individuals will seek out places which provide the best soaring conditions, such as north and west facing slopes and ridges.

Buteo fuscescens Vieillot, Buteo melanoleucus Vieillot, ; non Vieillot, Adult flying over a lagoon filled with ducks and grebes, about ft above.

Black-chested buzzard-eagle

Previously the sole member of genus, but recent analysis suggests that it is sister to G. When the black-chested buzzard-eagle was first described by Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot init was placed in the genus Spizaetusas Spizaetus melanoleucus. Retrieved 26 November Genus Geranoaetus black-chested buzzard-eagle.

Habitat Chiefly various montane habitats in N melanoleucuus range, including grassy foothills, open woodlands, shrub Please see our brief essay. Sennheiser ME; volume setting: Filtered version on Moore et al. Adults have an ash-grey-and-white zone on the wings, the silvery white seen clearly from afar. Edge of humid forest. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.

Catalogue of birds of the Americas.

Related taxa Other synonyms Bulgarian: The nestlings presumably are covered in white down like in its relatives. 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 feathers of the neck and the lowest dark feathers of the breast are somewhat elongated. Subfamily Accipitrinae hawks, eagles, buzzards, vultures, and relatives.

However, it seems there is no real reason to suppose that the lineage of the black-chested buzzard-eagle is North American in origin; fossils that might have been its ancestors at first sight differ in details and are more likely to belong to other buteonine lineages. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The declines in Argentina have been attributed to poisoning by strychnine baits deployed by sheep farmers trying to eradicate pests.

Little is known of the actual nesting; the clutch contains usually but sometimes 1 or 3 eggs, which are incubated for about a month. Family Accipitridae eagles, hawks, and kites. ADW doesn’t cover all species melanolwucus the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe.

Subspecies and Distribution G. Santana do Riacho, Minas Gerais.