Galapagos Hawk Buteo galapagoensis


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Bollmer, J. L.; Whiteman, N. K.; Cannon, M.D.; Bednarz, J.C.; de Vries, T.; Parker, P. G. 2005. Population genetics of the Galapagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis): genetic monomorphism within isolated populations. The Auk 122: 1210-1224.

de Vries, T. 1973. The Galápagos Hawk: an eco-geographical study with special reference to its systematic position. Thesis. Doctorate, University of Amsterdam.

de Vries, T. 1984. Problems of reintroducing native animals on islands where they have been exterminated. Notícias de Galápagos 40: 12.

Dvorak, M.; Fessl, B.; Nemeth, E.; Anchundia, D.; Cotín, J.; Schulze, C. H.; Tapia, W.; Wendelin, B. 2019. Survival and extinction of breeding landbirds on San Cristóbal, a highly degraded island in the Galápagos. Bird Conservation International 30(3): 381-395.

Dvorak, M.; Nemeth, E.; Wendelin, B.; Herrera, P.; Mosquera, D.; Anchundia, D.; Sevilla, C.; Tebbich, S.; Fessl, B. 2017. Conservation status of landbirds on Floreana: the smallest inhabited Galapagos Island. Journal of Field Ornithology 88(2): 132-145.

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Jaramillo, M.; Donaghy-Cannon, M.; Vargas, F. H.; Parker, P. G. 2016. The diet of the Galapagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis) before and after goat eradication. Journal of Raptor Research 50(1): 33–44.

Jiménez-Uzcátegui, G.; Wiedenfeld, D.; Valle, C. A.; Vargas, H.; Piedrahita, P.; Muñoz-Abril, L. J.; Alava, J. J. 2019. Threats and vision for the conservation of Galápagos birds. The Open Ornithology Journal 12: 1-15.

Rivera, J. L., Vargas, H. and Parker, P. 2011. Natal Dispersal and Sociality of Young Galapagos Hawks on Santiago Island. The Open Ornithology Journal 4: 12-16.

Thiollay, J.-M. 1994. Family Accipitridae (Hawks and Eagles). In: del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. (ed.), Handbook of the birds of the world, pp. 52-205. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Whiteman, N. K.; Matson, K.D.; Bollmer, J. L.; Parker, P. G. 2006. Disease ecology in the Galápagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis): host genetic diversity, parasite load and natural antibodies. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 273: 797-804.

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BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Buteo galapagoensis. Downloaded from on 30/06/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 30/06/2022.