Cuban black hawk

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Cuban Black Hawk
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Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Bilateria
Branch Deuterostomia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Sub-phylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Class Information
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Aves
Sub-class Neornithes
Infra-class Neoaves
Order Information
Superorder Passerimorphae
Order Accipitriformes
Infraorder Falconides
Family Information
Family Accipitridae
Sub-family Buteoninae
Genus Information
Genus Buteogallus
Species Information
Species B. gundlachii
Population statistics
Population 10,000-15,000
Conservation status Near threatened[1]

The Cuban black hawk (Buteogallus gundlachii) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, and native to the island of Cuba. Traditionally considered to have been a subspecies of the common black hawk, it was only recently confirmed to have been a separate species.


Cuban black hawks are inhabitants of mangrove swamp areas and large river banks, feeding primarily on crabs. Due to human development and drainage of these wetlands a decline in the number of birds has been observed.