Ornate Hawk-Eagle

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 18 October 2012
Scientific Name
Spizaetus ornatus
  • Falconiformes
  • Accipitridae
  • Spizaetus
  • S. ornatus
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Conservation Status
Near Threatened (as of 29 November 2017)
NT
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
22 to 27 inches
46 to 56 inches
33 to 58 ounces

Conservation

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

International Names

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