Ornate Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus ornatus) - HBW 2, p. 205
French: Aigle orné
Spanish: Aguila azor Galana
Taxonomy: Falco ornatus Daudin, 1800, Cayenne.
As with S. tyrannus, relationship to Old World species of genus unclear. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- vicarius Friedmann, 1935 - SE Mexico through Central America to W Colombia and W Ecuador.
- ornatus (Daudin, 1800) - E Colombia E to the Guianas and Trinidad, and S through E Ecuador, NE Peru, N & E Bolivia and Brazil to Paraguay and N Argentina (Jujuy to Misiones).
- Near Threatened Enlarge map
VideosSee all 8 videos
A juvenile learning to fly. Locality Bijagua de Upala, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Jackie Cordoba 1 April 2012 46 weeks ago 59 sec 4.5
A calling bird on a branch, and scratching it's head. Locality Brownsberg National Park, Suriname (ssp ornatus)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 21 July 2011 1 year ago 45 sec 4.4
An adult perched. Locality Selva Verde Lodge, Chilamate, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica (ssp vicarius)
Alex García · Videoaves 30 June 2010 2 years ago 41 sec 4.4
Perched Immature Locality Chan Chich, Gallon Jug, Orange Walk District, Belize
Wayne Hall 10 February 2005 3 years ago 51 sec 4
Adult male with food Locality Pontes e Lacerda, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Victor Castro 7 November 2011 1 year ago 58 sec 3.8
An adult perched on a branch, and flying away (which is repeated in slow motion). Locality Brownsberg National Park, Suriname (ssp ornatus)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 21 July 2011 1 year ago 13 sec 3.3
PhotosSee all 10 photos
An immature bird.
Locality Pinogana, Darién Province, Panama (ssp vicarius)
Ken Havard 17 February 2009 35 weeks ago 4.3
Locality Rio das Furnas Reserve, Alfredo Wagner, Santa Catarina State, Brazil (ssp ornatus)
Renato Rizzaro 27 February 2010 2 years ago 4.3
A male vocalizing
Locality Pontes e Lacerda, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp ornatus)
Victor Castro 7 November 2011 1 year ago 4.3
adult - Macouria zoo
Locality Macouria, French Guiana
Patrick Ingremeau 22 January 2009 2 years ago 4
Locality Blanquillo Macaw lick, Manu Wildlife Center, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Madre de Dios Department, Peru
Lior Kislev 1 January 2010 1 year ago 3.6
An adult perched.
Locality Ornis Mallorca, Campanet , Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Josep del Hoyo 23 May 1994 45 weeks ago 3.3