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Geranoaetus melanoleucus (Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle)

Wikipedia Abstract

"Buteo melanoleucus" redirect here. This name is also the name that the black-and-white hawk-eagle (Spizaetus melanoleucus) was first described under; see below for details.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.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
6
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
22
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.20608
EDGE Score: 1.82553

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  5.40 lbs (2.45 kg)
Maximum Longevity [1]  42 years
Wing Span [2]  5.3 feet (1.62 m)

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Alta Paraná Atlantic forests Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Araucaria moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Atlantic dry forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Bahia coastal forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Bahia interior forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Beni savanna Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Bolivian montane dry forests Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Bolivian Yungas Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Caatinga Brazil Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Campos Rupestres montane savanna Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Central Andean dry puna Argentina, Bolivia, Chile Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Central Andean puna Argentina, Bolivia, Peru Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Central Andean wet puna Peru, Bolivia Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Cerrado Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Chilean matorral Chile Neotropic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Chiquitano dry forests Bolivia, Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Cordillera Central páramo Ecuador, Peru Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Cordillera de Merida páramo Venezuela Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Cordillera Oriental montane forests Colombia, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Dry Chaco Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Espinal Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
High Monte Argentina Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands  
Humid Chaco Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Humid Pampas Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Low Monte Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Magellanic subpolar forests Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Marañón dry forests Peru Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Northern Andean páramo Ecuador, Colombia Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Northwestern Andean montane forests Colombia, Ecuador Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Pantanal Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Pantepuis Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Paraná flooded savanna Argentina Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Patagonian steppe Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Patía Valley dry forests Colombia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Pernambuco coastal forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Pernambuco interior forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Peruvian Yungas Peru Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Serra do Mar coastal forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Southern Andean steppe Argentina, Chile Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Southern Andean Yungas Bolivia, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern Cone Mesopotamian savanna Argentina Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Tumbes-Piura dry forests Ecuador, Peru Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Uruguayan savanna Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Valdivian temperate forests Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Venezuelan Andes montane forests Colombia, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bosque Mbaracayú Biosphere Reserve V 691895 Paraguay  
Bosques Petrificados Monumental Natural National Monument III 151218 Santa Cruz, Argentina  
El Rey National Park II 110298 Salta, Argentina
Estancia el Trebol   Paraguay      
Laguna Blanca National Park II 19735 Neuquen, Argentina  
Lanín National Park II 536819 Neuquen, Argentina
Las Palmas Cloud Forest Reserve   Ecuador      
Los Alerces National Park II 463045 Chubut, Argentina  
Los Glaciares National Park II 1329020 Santa Cruz, Argentina
Madidi National Park II 3194501 Bolivia  
Mbaracayú Biological Refuge IV 4039 Paraguay  
Mburucuyá National Park II   Corrientes, Argentina  
Nahuel Huapi National Park II 759703 Argentina  
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park II 4006523 Bolivia  
Otishi National Park 760925 Peru  
Parque Nacional Torres del Paine National Park II 542393 Magallanes, Chile  
Perito Moreno National Park II 234320 Santa Cruz, Argentina  
Podocarpus National Park II 364096 Ecuador  
Reserva Biologica de la Cordillera de Sama Biological Reserve IV 265144 Bolivia  
Reserva del Noroeste Biosphere Reserve 571807 Peru  
Reserva Ecologica de Ñacuñan Ecological Reserve Ia   Argentina  
Serra da Canastra National Park II 491304 Minas Gerais, Brazil  
Serra do Cipó National Park II 78590 Minas Gerais, Brazil  
Tierra Del Fuego National Park II 172861 Argentina
Tinfunqué National Park 607935 Paraguay  

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Parque Nacional Talampaya Argentina A1, A3
Reserva de Uso Múltiple Bañados del Río Dulce y Laguna Mar Chiquita Argentina A1, A2, A4i, A4iii
Sistema Uritorco Argentina A1, A2

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay No
Cerrado Brazil No
Chilean Winter Rainfall-Valdivian Forests Chile No
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No
Tumbes-Choco-Magdalena Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru No

Prey / Diet

Abrocoma bennettii (Chinchilla-rat)[3]
Callipepla californica (Californian Quail)[4]
Conepatus chinga (Molina's Hog-nosed Skunk)[4]
Galictis cuja (Lesser Grison)[4]
Lepus europaeus (European Hare)[4]
Octodon degus (Degus)[3]
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit)[3]
Ovis aries orientalis (mouflon)[4]
Philodryas chamissonis (Chilean Green Racer)[5]
Phyllotis darwini (Darwin's leaf-eared mouse)[4]
Reithrodon auritus (bunny rat)[4]
Sturnella loyca (Long-tailed Meadowlark)[4]
Theristicus caudatus (Buff-necked Ibis)[4]
Vanellus chilensis (Southern Lapwing)[4]
Zaedyus pichiy (Pichi)[6]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Asio flammeus (Short-eared Owl)2
Athene cunicularia (Burrowing Owl)3
Bubo virginianus (Great Horned Owl)4
Buteo polyosoma (Variable Hawk)5
Caracara plancus (Southern Crested Caracara)6
Elanus leucurus (White-tailed Kite)2
Falco sparverius (American Kestrel)1
Galictis cuja (Lesser Grison)4
Harpyhaliaetus coronatus (Crowned Solitary Eagle)2
Leopardus guigna (Kodkod)1
Lycalopex griseus (South American Gray Fox)2
Lycalopex gymnocercus (Pampas Fox)2
Parabuteo unicinctus (Harris's Hawk)4
Philodryas chamissonis (Chilean Green Racer)2
Pseudoscops clamator (Striped Owl)1
Puma concolor (Cougar)1
Strix rufipes (Rufous-legged Owl)2
Tyto alba (Barn Owl)4

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Dierenpark de Oliemeulen (Zoo Tilburg)
Fundacao Parque Zoologico de Sao Paulo
Fundacion Zoológica del Ecuador
Fundacion Zoologica de Cali
Fundacion Zoologico Santacruz
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zoo
Jardin Zoologico de Cdad.Buenos Aires
National SEA LIFE Centre
Parc Paradisio S.A.
Parc Zoologique d'Amneville
Parque De Animales Silvestres Temaikèn
Parque Zoologico Jaime Duque - Bogota
Parque Zoologico Santa Femelanoleucus
The Raptor Foundation
Vogelpark (Birdpark) Avifauna
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid (GRPR)
Zoo de la Bourbansais
Zoo Hannover GmbH
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zool.Nacional Parque Metro De Santiago
Zoologischer Garten Schmiding

Range Map

Patfa Valley dry forests; Serra do Cipo National Park;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2On the allometry of wings, Enrique Morgado, Bruno Günther and Urcesino Gonzalez, Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 60: 71-79, 1987 3Predation upon small mammals in shrublands and grasslands of southern South America: ecological correlates and presumable consequences, Fabian M. Jaksic, Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 59: 209-221 (1986) 4Breeding Biology of a Grey Eagle-Buzzard Population in Patagonia, Fernando Hiraldo, José A. Donázar, Olga Ceballos, Alejandro Travaini, Javier Bustamante and Martín Funes, The Wilson Bulletin, Vol. 107, No. 4 (Dec 1995), pp. 675-685 5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 6Zaedyus pichiy (Cingulata: Dasypodidae), MARIELLA SUPERINA AND AGUSTIN M. ABBA, MAMMALIAN SPECIES 46(905):1–10 (2014)
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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