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Alternative names: Crowned Eagle, Crowned Solitary Eagle

Photo by birdclub
Emas National Park, Brazil, July 2010
Buteogallus coronatus

Urubitinga coronata


73–85 cm (28¾-33½ in)

  • Dull slate grey
  • Darker wings
  • Prominent bushy crest
  • White band and white tip to dark tail
  • Yellow cere
  • Yellow legs


  • Brown upperparts
  • Cream below, cream head and throat
  • Dark post-ocular stripe
  • Upper breast mottled brown
  • Mottled lower belly


South America: found in savanna of southern Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia to northern Argentina.


Classified as endangered in the IUCN Red List due to its small, fragmented population, and population decline due to habitat loss and hunting (BirdLife International, 2008).


This is a monotypic species[1].
Formerly placed in the genus Harpyhaliaetus.


Lowland, seasonally dry palm savanna, sparse woodland and shrubland; chaco; and campo cerrado.



The diet includes reptiles, small mammals, fish, monkeys and sometimes birds.


It builds a large platform nest. A single egg is laid.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. BirdLife International
  3. SACC proposal] for taxonomy including this species
  4. Wikipedia

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