Cuban Black Hawk

Cuban Black Hawk
Cuban Black Hawk
In Camaguey Province, Cuba
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
(or Accipitriformes, q.v.)
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Buteogallus
Species: B. gundlachii
Binomial name
Buteogallus gundlachii
(Cabanis, 1855)

Buteogallus anthracinus gundlachii

The Cuban Black Hawk (Buteogallus gundlachii) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes the eagles, hawks and Old World vultures.

It is endemic to the island of Cuba, where restricted to coastal areas. It has traditionally been considered a subspecies of the Common Black Hawk (B. anthracinus), but recent evidence suggests it should be treated as a separate species.[1] Consequently, the AOU formally acknowledged it as a species in 2007.

Its status was first evaluated for the IUCN Red List in 2008, being listed as near threatened.[2]


  1. ^ Wiley & Garrido (2005)
  2. ^ BLI (2008)


  • BirdLife International (BLI) (2008): 2008 IUCN Redlist status changes. Retrieved 2008-MAY-23.
  • Wiley, J. W., and Garrido, O. H. (2005). Taxonomic status and biology of the Cuban Black-hawk, Buteogallus anthracinus gundlachii (Aves: Acciptridae). The Journal of Raptor Research 39: 351-364.

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