Crowned Solitary Eagle, Crowned Solitary Eagle

Crowned Solitary Eagle, Crowned Solitary Eagle

Dimensions: 8 in. x 8 in.
 
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Crowned Solitary Eagle, Crowned Solitary Eagle by Sharon Schafer
Species Info
Status: 
Endangered
Family: 
ACCIPITRIDAE
Order: 
ACCIPITRIFORMES
Genus: 
Buteogallus
Species: 
coronatus
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
(Vieillot, 1817)
Synonyms: 
Harpyhaliaetus coronatus
Common names (Spa): 
Aguila Coronada, Aguila de Azara
Medium: 
Acrylic on Hardboard
Artist Statement: 
The Crowned Solitary Eagle is a large, powerful bird of prey in open grassland areas of parts of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. Rare or uncommon throughout its range, the species suffers from suffering from fragmentation and loss of habitat due to the conversion of grasslands and open woodlands to agriculture. It is estimated that the population is only 250 – 999 individuals.