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Steve Hamilton heard a noise in a nearby tree and looked up and this hawk-eagle swooped by and landed in this tree next to the lodge. I initially just got a glimpse and thought this was a chachalaca... so thank you very much Mr. Hamilton for convincing me it was an Eagle !

Uncommon, spectacular, crested eagle of tropical forest in the lowlands and foothills. Most frequently seen soaring in mid-late morning, but when hunting perches at all levels in the forest interior. Adult has orangish plumage on the side of its head and boldly barred underparts. The immature, although rarely seen, has a white head and white underparts with barring on the belly. The long and spiky crest is held flat in flight, but can be raised vertically on perched birds.

This composite image was photographed thru a small opening in many branches in Colombia guided by Neotropic Photo Tours.
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  • Taken: Mar 10, 2022
  • Uploaded: Aug 8, 2022
  • Updated: Aug 25, 2022