Chilean Eagle - Buteo melanoleucus - Geranoaetus melanoleucus.

 

Chilean Eagle
Chilean Eagle
Chilean Eagle
Chilean Eagle

Chilean Eagle - Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle Habitat Map

Chilean Eagle - Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle Habitat Map

Wingspan

Chilean Eagle Wingspan Chilean Eagle wingspan ranges from 165 cm to 205 cm for adult birds.

Height

Chilean Eagle Height Height ranges from 60 cm to 83 cm. Female eagles are larger than their male counterparts.

Weight

Chilean Eagle Weight Weight ranges from just under 2 kg to 3.6 kg. Again the female eagle tend to be larger than male eagles.

Chilean Eagle
Chilean Eagle
Chilean Eagle
Chilean Eagle

Food Sources

The Chilean Eagle has behavior not expected from eagles, that of a scavenger, preferring others make the kill. However it is, unlike vultures, picky about the meat it eats and chooses fresh kill only. They have no problem steeling prey from other carnivores. Being very capable to hunt for itself, steppe eagles will only undertake active hunting and killing if they are forced to.

lemmingn Lemmings

rat Rats

rabbit Rabbits

marmot Marmots

squirrel Squirrels