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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.

Belleuse, My Awake Gottica (m.a.g), .t.a.o.n., cp_u and 27 other people have particularly liked this photo


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╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
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12 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautiful bird, well captured.
Have a nice weekend.
12 months ago.
Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】
This eagle-buzzard, how classy !
12 months ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
superb image June, thank you for posting to Fur, Fin and Feather.
12 months ago.
MOULOUD ELHMAMI
MOULOUD ELHMAMI
مشهد جميل جدددددددددددداااا
12 months 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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12 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Splendid study of this majestic bird.
12 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Terrific capture!

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

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