Cuban Black Hawk Buteogallus gundlachii

Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Cabanis, 1855)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(i,ii,iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been classified as Near Threatened because although it can be locally common, it has a specialised habitat and consequently a moderately small range which is likely to be contracting owing to drainage and other forms of wetland destruction. However, given the dispersal capabilities of large raptors, the habitat and population is unlikely to be severely fragmented or restricted to few locations.

Population size: 10000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 15,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Buteogallus gundlachii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/06/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/06/2019.