Common Black-Hawk

The Common Black Hawk is a breeding bird in the warmer parts of the Americas, from the Southwestern United States through Central America to Venezuela, Peru, Trinidad and the Lesser Antilles.

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The Common Black-Hawk is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

FIRST RECORD OF THE COMMON BLACK-HAWK FOR CALIFORNIA DANIELS, BRIAN E., LOREN HAYS, DEBRA HAYS, JOSEPH MORLAN, DON ROBERSON BRIAN E. DANIELS, 3471 Lama, Long Beach, California 90808 LOREN and DEBRA HAYS, 9896 Argyle, Huntington Beach, California 92646 JOSEPH MORLAN, 417 Talbot Ave., Albany, California 94706 DON ROBERSON, 282 Grove Acre Ave. More

Not surprisingly given their name, Common Black-hawks were the most common hawks I saw along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. They were almost always perched in the same large trees near the ocean as the numerous Black Vultures (Coragyps atratus). There are a couple of other black hawks similar to Common Black-hawks found in Costa Rica. The Mangrove Black-hawk (Buteogallus subtilis) has short, rounded wings and is found in mangrove forests. More

After learning that the Common Black-Hawk which had been seen last winter, and occasionally this winter, at Lake Lincoln in Stockton had been seen by David Yee at nearby North Lake yesterday, I decided to visit this area in hopes of seeing the bird. North Lake is about a quarter mile north of Lake Lincoln. More

The Common Black-Hawk is a bird of prey, and is related to eagles, hawks and vultures. Breeding grounds of the species are located throughout the Americas, including the southwestern United States, Central America, Venezuela, Peru, Trinidad and the Lesser Antilles. The Common Black-Hawk is a coastal bird and typically a resident all year long, though some migratory populations exist. These populations fly south to northwestern Mexico and Arizona in the winter months. More

The Common Black-Hawk is the most northerly member of its genus, with its breeding range extending well into the southwest United States. This northern breeding population is migratory, but the species is resident elsewhere, from northern Mexico south through Central America and northern South America. It also occurs on Cuba. In arid portions of its range it favors riparian corridors but generally in tropical and lower subtropical zones can be found in a variety of forested or open landscapes. More

Hawks (Accipitridae) Common Black-Hawk Head Illustration Head * Bill Shape: Hooked * Eye Color: No data. More

The common black-hawk is found in the southwestern United States, throughout Mexico, Central America, and northern South America to Guyana. They can also be found in Cuba and The Isle of Pines. Mass: 630 to 1,300 kg. The common black-hawk averages 53 cm in length (21 inches) and has a wingspan of 127 cm (50 inches.) Like most other raptor species, common black-hawks are sexually dimorphic, with the females being larger than the males. I. More

There are records for Common Black-Hawk (as well as possibly what would have been the Cuban subspecies at the time and their congener, Great Black-Hawk, B. urubitinga), mostly from southeast Florida and the Keys during the 1970's through the 2000's, but the origin of these birds is uncertain and as of 2009 neither of these three species appear on the official Florida Checklist. More

smaller birds, a Common Black-Hawk landed on a perch right in front of me. The white sky background did not lend itself to the images (I would have preferred a blue sky background) but still, the shots are interesting. These images were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 500mm F/5 L IS lens. On the same property in Mexico as the above shots, we erected a 35 foot tall scaffold blind on a Common Black-Hawk nest. More

Common Black-Hawk -spring- (Arizona)Common Black-Hawk -spring- (Arizona) Learn more about this bird: Listen to the call: HOME Image List Home Image List by Family - FOR AN ENLARGED VIEW SIMPLY CLICK ON EACH IMAGE - TO RETURN, PRESS THE BACK BUTTON ON YOUR BROWSER Copyright © 1997-2009 Monte M. Taylor and Christopher H. Taylor / All Rights Reserved. More

Common Black-Hawk Status and Habitat Requirements: - A brief literature summary Black Hawk Photo courtesy of Helen & Noel Snyder COMMON or LESSER BLACK-HAWK (Buteogallus anthracinus) HABITAT REQUIREMENTS AND LEGAL STATUS. 1. Schnell, J.H., R.L. Glinski, and H.A. Snyder. 1988. Common Black-Hawk. pp. 65-70 in R.L. Glinski, B.G. Pendleton, M.B. More

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Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Buteogallus
Species : anthracinus
Authority : (Deppe, 1830)