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Ornate Hawk-Eagle

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About the Ornate Hawk-Eagle

Also known as: Crested Eagle Hawk, Mauduyt's Hawk Eagle

The Ornate Hawk-Eagle is a medium-sized bird of prey that lives in tropical forests in Central and South America.

Ornate Hawk-Eagles are colorful raptors, with blackish upperparts and chestnut coloring around the side of the face and neck. The breast is white with strong black barring. Juveniles looked markedly different, having much more white or grey, especially around the face and neck. All birds have a prominent head crest.

The Ornate Hawk-Eagle is a very powerful bird, strong for its size. They can take prey items up to five times their own weight! They take other birds as prey, primarily.

The Ornate Hawk-Eagle is considered to be Near Threatened. They face habitat loss due to deforestation.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 18 October 2012
Scientific Name Spizaetus ornatus
  • Falconiformes
  • Accipitridae
  • Spizaetus
  • S. ornatus
Birdorable Family Birds of Prey
Conservation Status Near Threatened
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 March 2017)
Measurements
Units: Imperial Metric
22 to 27 inches
46 to 56 inches
33 to 58 ounces
Range Central America South America

Conservation

The Ornate Hawk-Eagle is considered to be Near Threatened. They face habitat loss due to deforestation.

International Names

  • Gavião-de-penacho (Brazilian)
  • 丽鹰雕 (Chinese)
  • orel ozdobný (Czech)
  • Pragthøgeørn (Danish)
  • Bonte Kuifarend (Dutch)
  • kuningasjalokotka (Finnish)
  • Aigle orné (French)
  • Prachtadler (German)
  • Spizaeto ornato (Italian)
  • アカエリクマタカ (akaerikumataka) (Japanese)
  • Ornatskogørn (Norwegian)
  • wojownik ozdobny (Polish)
  • Нарядный хохлатый орёл (Russian)
  • Águila-azor Galana (Spanish)
  • Prakthökörn (Swedish)

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