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Photo by JanArras
Manu road, Peru, July 2007
Spizaetus isidori

Oroaetus isidori


Photo © by NJ Larsen
Above Minca, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, 19 August 2023

60–80 cm
The adult has mostly black upperside and head, chestnut underside, and tail with proximal part gray.

The juvenile is much paler, gradually becoming darker with age. Legs are long.


Coastal mountains of Venezuela to Andes of north-western Argentina


This is a monotypic species.[1]
It was recently moved from the genus Oroaetus to Spizaetus.


Mountains with humid forest in subtropical zone.



Not well recorded. Their diet is thought to be large birds and tree dwelling mammals, such as squirrels.


  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2014)

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