Harpyhaliaetus

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Harpyhaliaetus
Harpyhaliaetus coronatus.jpg
Harpyhaliaetus coronatus
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Harpyhaliaetus

Synonyms

Buteogallus

Harpyhaliaetus is a former genus of eagles. Recent studies have shown that the solitary eagle is closely related to the black-hawks, in particular the savanna hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis) which is smaller and browner but otherwise very similar to Harpyhaliaetus. Therefore, this genus is now merged into that of the black-hawks.

It contained the following species:

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Harpyhaliaetus coronatus -captive-8b.jpg Harpyhaliaetus coronatus Chaco eagle Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia
Solitary Eagle.jpg Harpyhaliaetus solitarius Solitary eagle native to Mexico and Central and South America