Buteogallus daggetti Miller, 1915:180

Walking eagle, Daggett's eagle



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Morphnus daggetti Miller, 1915:180; Wetmoregyps daggetti Miller, 1915:180


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



California, USA & Mexico


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Miller, Loye Holmes. (1915). A walking eagle from Rancho La Brea. Condor 17(5): 179-181.


Other references:

Guthrie, D. A. 2009. An updated catalogue of the birds from the Carpinteria Asphalt, Pleistocene of California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 108(2):52-62.

Miller, Loye Holmes. (1925). The birds of Rancho La Brea. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication 349: 63-106.

Miller, Loye Holmes. (1928). Generic re-assignment of Morphnus daggetti. Condor 30(4): 255-256.

Miller, Loye Holmes. (1931). Pleistocene birds from the Carpinteria asphalt of California. University of California Publications Bulletin of the Department of Geological Sciences 20: 361-374.

Olson, Storrs L. (2007). The "walking eagle" Wetmoregyps daggetti Miller: a scaled-up version of the Savanna hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis). Ornithological Monographs, No. 63, pp. 110-114.

Steadman, D. W., and J. I. Mead. 2010. A late Pleistocene bird community at the northern edge of the tropics in Sonora, Mexico. American Midland Naturalist, 163(2):423-441.


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