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 listed as Critically Endangered because it has a small and fragmented population, which was previously in steep decline. Successful conservation action has now reversed such declines and the species is observed to be increasing throughout both its largest extant population in Los Haitises National Park and additional reintroduced populations. If population increases continue, it may be eligible for a downlist in the near future.

Population size: 322 mature individuals

Population trend: increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 26,700 km2

Country endemic: no

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Buteo ridgwayi. Downloaded from on 06/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 06/12/2023.