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Ridgway's Hawk Buteo ridgwayi



Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Cory, 1883)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is considered Critically Endangered because it has an extremely small and fragmented population, which continues to decline. Only effective protection of Los Haitises National Park and captive breeding and release are likely to save this species from extinction.



BirdLife Species Champion: Nigel Bowen-Martin

Population size: 240-260

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 570 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Buteo ridgwayi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016.