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Alternative names: Black Solitary Eagle, Montane Solitary Eagle

Buteogallus solitarius
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Photo by Peter R. Bono<
Location: Afluente, San Martín, Peru
Date: September 2002

Identification

63-76cm. Dark grey, appearing black, with white markings on the tail. The juvenile is mottled brown and tan. with markings around the eyes.

Distribution

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Photo by Peter R. Bono<
Location: Afluente, San Martín, Peru
Date: September 2002

Mexico and Central and South America1.

Taxonomy

Two subspecies are recognized:

  • B. s. sheffleri
  • B. s. solitarius

Formerly placed in the genus Harpyhaliaetus.

Habitat

Mountainous or hilly forests.

Behaviour

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. SACC proposal] for taxonomy including this species

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