Crested Eagles

Crested Eagles (Morphnus guianensis)


The Crested Eagles (Morphnus guianensis) is a large eagle that is endemic to Central and South America. 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.

Crested Eagles on a Bush
Crested Eagles on a Bush

It often overlaps in range with the Harpy Eagle, which is likely its close relative and is somewhat similar in appearance, though the Crested Eagle is half that species’ bulk and avoids competition by taking generally smaller prey.

A Close Up Of Crested Eagle
A Close Up Of Crested Eagle

This eagle averages 71–89 cm (28–35 in) in length and weighs 1.75–3 kg (3.9–6.6 lbs).


Please Note: The articles or images on this page are the sole property of the authors or photographers. Please contact them directly concerning any copyright or licensing questions. Thank you.

Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button