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Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle
Adults, such as this are easily identified, but immatures can be confused with the smaller Variable Hawk (Geranoaetus polyosoma). Two subspecies are usually recognized. This is presumably the race "G. m. australis" which is variably barred or streaked below and ranges through the southern and western parts of South America. Some authors include this bird in the genus "Buteo," but genetic evidence indicates that it forms a clade with Variable Hawk and White-tailed Hawk ("Geranoaetus albicaudatus"). Using "Geranoatus" instead of "Buteo" for this group prevents "Buteo" from being polyphyletic. Formerly erroneously called "Buteo fuscescens."
Location
Sanitary Landfill, Ushuaia, Argentina
Date taken
18 January 2023.
Scientific name
Geranoaetus melanoleucus

Media information

Category
Central & South America & Mexico
Added by
jmorlan
Date added
View count
136
Comment count
2

Image metadata

Device
Canon Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Aperture
ƒ/7.1
Focal length
247.0 mm
Exposure time
1/1000 second(s)
ISO
100
Filename
Black-chestedBuzzard-EagleIMG_1010.jpg
File size
51.4 KB
Date taken
Wed, 18 January 2023 6:04 PM
Dimensions
1024px x 949px

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