Black Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus tyrannus

  • Order: Accipitriformes
  • Family: Accipitridae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Ignacio Quintero and Andrés Jácome

Demography and Populations

The Black Hawk-Eagle is rare but conspicuous, mostly due to its loud calls when soaring above the forest canopy (Hilty and Brown 1986). Its abundance is low, catalogued as Rare, meaning that it’s observed less than 25% of the times in a suitable environment (Naka et al. 2002).

Recommended Citation

Quintero, I. and A. Jácome (2011). Black Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus tyrannus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.