Solitary Eagle Buteogallus solitarius

  • Order: Accipitriformes
  • Family: Accipitridae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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Diet and Foraging


The Crowned Solitary Eagle appears to consume small to medium sized prey, which they have either killed themselves or found dead. Their diet consists of mammals and small reptiles such as armadillos, skunks, carrion, snakes, lizards, occasional small birds, etc. There are also reports of these eagles eating a discarded deer carcass and a fox which had been killed by a car. Stomach content reports have also shown sheep and poultry along with the more commonly known prey species (Maceda 2007, Maceda & Sarasola 2003, Global Raptor Network 2011).

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

Solitary Eagle (Buteogallus solitarius), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: