Birds of Cuba BETA

    ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae (Kites, Hawks, Eagles)  
Genus: Buteogallus (2 species, 9 worldwide)

Common Black Hawk
Common Black Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus anthracinus)
Tayrona National Park, Colombia
  Note white tail bands.
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A crab-eater and usually seen in mangrove forests or along the coast. Similar to but much smaller than the Great Black Hawk. Immature brown like immature Great Black Hawk.

Cuban Black Hawk
Cuban Black Hawk (Buteogallus gundlachii) Near Threatened ENDEMIC
Photograph by Charles J. Sharp/Sharp Photography     Copyright and usage info

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