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Morphnus guianensis

Morphnus guianensis (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Falconiformes
Familia: Accipitridae
Subfamilia: Harpiinae
Genus: Morphnus
Species: Morphnus guianensis
Subspecies: M. g. guianensis - M. g. taeniatus


Morphnus guianensis (Daudin, 1800)


Traite élémentaire et complet d'Ornithologie 2 p.78

Vernacular names
English: Crested Eagle
Español: Harpía menor
Nederlands: Wurgarend
Polski: Harpia gujańska
Svenska: Guyansk kronörn


The Crested Eagle (Morphnus guianensis) is a large Neotropical eagle. It is the only member of the genus Morphnus. It is 71–89 cm (28–35 in) long and weighs 1.75–3 kg (3.9–6.6 lbs).
It is sparsely distributed throughout its extensive range from Guatemala through Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil, and east Andean Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay and Bolivia to north Argentina. It often overlaps in range with the Harpy Eagle, which is likely its close relative and is somewhat similar to appearance, though the Crested Eagle is half that species' bulk and avoids competition by taking generally smaller prey.

External links

* BirdLife Species Factsheet

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