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Grey Eagle Buzzard ( South America)

Grey Eagle Buzzard ( South America)
The Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus) is a bird of prey of the hawk and eagle family (Accipitridae). It lives in open regions of South America. This species is also known as the Black Buzzard-eagle and Grey Buzzard-eagle.

This is a huge eagle-like "buzzard" ("hawk" in American terminology). It has a total length of 24-32 in (about 60–80 cm) and a wingspan of 58-79 in (149–200 cm). In the smaller G. m. australis subspecies, the weight is 3.7-7.1 lb. (1.7-3.2 kg), with no reported weights on the nominate subspecies.

It is noted for its bulky, powerful-looking build. It is rather long- and broad-winged and the slightly tapering tail is short by comparison and coloured black, with grey tips in fresh plumage. When perched, the wings cover the tail almost completely, giving the bird a unique near-tailess appearance when perched. The adult has a white underside, sometimes with fine blackish stripes; its upperparts are dark grey with a blackish, brownish or bluish hue. The feathers of the neck and the lowest dark feathers of the breast are somewhat elongated. Adults have an ash-grey-and-white zone on the wings, the silvery white seen clearly from afar. The female is distinguished by a reddish-cinnamon hue to the upper- and underwing secondaries and is considerably larger than the male.

Tractacus, Belleuse, My Awake Gottica (m.a.g), .t.a.o.n. and 28 other people have particularly liked this photo


27 comments - The latest ones
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
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2 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful bird, well captured.
Have a nice weekend.
2 years ago.
 Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】 club
This eagle-buzzard, how classy !
2 years ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
superb image June, thank you for posting to Fur, Fin and Feather.
2 years ago.
 MOULOUD ELHMAMI
MOULOUD ELHMAMI
مشهد جميل جدددددددددددداااا
2 years ago.
 Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
An excellent portrait.

Thank you for helping to create awareness of breast cancer and testicular cancer.
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2 years ago.
 Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Splendid study of this majestic bird.
2 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Terrific capture!

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2 years ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Gorgeous capture, June and thank you for the info !!!!!!!!!! Happy week-end to you !!!
2 years ago.
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2 years ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
Excellent shot!
2 years ago.
 sea-herdorf
sea-herdorf club
Ein wunderschönes Portrait von dem Bussard, ╰☆☆June☆☆╮,
Freundliche Größe und ein schönes Wochenende
Erich
2 years ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
splendid
2 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Beautiful bird and good information June, thank you.
2 years ago.
 Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Admired again in It's All In Your Hands group!
2 years ago.
 Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
And in Old Pros group!
2 years ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
excellent

happy new week:)
2 years ago.
 dolores666
dolores666 club
I love all birds of prey.
2 years ago.
dolores666 club has added
As long as they have feathers and not two legs and a business suit.
2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club has replied to dolores666 club
Hahaha, well said ;-)
2 years ago.
 Maria Percheiro
Maria Percheiro
Bonito June!
2 years ago.
 Adriana Grecu
Adriana Grecu
Excellente capture!
2 years ago.
 Kama 56
Kama 56
superbe capture
2 years ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
Well taken image and interesting information, June.
2 years ago.
 yokopakumayoko Francesco
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2 years ago.
 Tone
Tone
Superb
2 years ago.
 Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】 club
Great !
21 months ago.

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