It is able to kill Grey Foxes
It is called also the Blue Chilean Eagle or the Blue Andean Hawk : like eagles, this hawk likes mountains.
In spite of its average size (a wingspan of 2 metres and a weight of 2 kilos), this raptor is able to hunt and kill Grey Foxes, which are however two to three times its weight and, with their carnivorous jaws, are far from defenceless!
But in general, its prey is smaller : rabbits and other small mammals ; however the Black-Chested Buzzard-Eagle also attacks birds, even raptors, like the Burrowing Owl. It nests in the cliffs of the South American cordilleras.
The female lays 1 to 3 eggs and broods them for a month.
A less threatened species
- Name : Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle
- Latin name : Geranoaetus melanoleucus
- Origin : South America, from the Columbian Mountains to Terra del Fuego
- IUCN status : Least concerned
- Cites : Appendix II