Cuban black hawk
|Cuban black hawk|
|In Camagüey Province, Cuba|
Buteogallus anthracinus gundlachii
Measuring 53 cm (21 in), this hawk is mainly dark brown verging on black. A lighter greyish or whitish patch may be present on the face between the bill and the eye. White patches at the base of the primary flight feathers are visible in flight. The tail is striped with wide black and white bands. The legs are yellow and the bill is yellow tipped in black.
The Cuban black hawk is restricted to coastal swamps and mangroves, where it feeds mainly on crabs and small birds.
The species was first evaluated for the IUCN Red List in 2008 and is listed as near threatened. Total population size has been estimated at 15,000 birds. Numbers are suspected to be declining due to the continued degradation and draining of its habitat.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Buteogallus gundlachii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Wiley, J.W.; Garrido, O.H. (2005). "Taxonomic status and biology of the Cuban Black-hawk, Buteogallus anthracinus gundlachii (Aves: Acciptridae)" (PDF). The Journal of Raptor Research. 39: 351–364.
- Garrido, Orlando H.; Kirkconnell, Arturo (2000). Field Guide to the Birds of Cuba. Ithaca, NY: Comstock, Cornell University Press. p. 69. ISBN 978-0-8014-8631-9.
- "2008 IUCN Redlist status changes". BirdLife International. 2008. Archived from the original on 21 November 2008. Retrieved 23 May 2008.
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- BirdLife species factsheet for Buteogallus gundlachii
- "Buteogallus gundlachii". Avibase.
- Cuban Black-hawk photo gallery at VIREO (Drexel University)
- Cuban Black Hawk species account at NeotropicalBirds (Cornell University)
- Interactive range map of Buteogallus gundlachii at IUCN Red List maps
- Audio recordings of Cuban black hawk on Xeno-canto.
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