Order: Accipitriformes | Family: Accipitridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Various, Peru
Age: Sub-adults | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Various, Peru
Age: Juveniles | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Various, Peru
Age: Adult & Juveniles | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Various, Peru
Status: The Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle is uncommon to fairly common in open Andean scrub. It generally ranges above the 1700-2000 m, but also descends to see levels, usually at “Coastal Lomas” and scrubby ravines. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Aguilucho de Pecho Negro.
Sub-species: Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus australis), Swann 1922.
Meaning of Name: Gr. geranos:crane and aetos= eagle. melanoleucus: L. melas, melanos= black and leukos= white.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 08/01/2015.