Common Black Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus

  • Order: Accipitriformes
  • Family: Accipitridae
  • Polytypic: 5 subspecies
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During the reproductive season, Buteogallus anthracinus ascend with slow fluttering and animated vocalizations, later, gliding and making circles with hanging legs. Both parents carried out the incubation period, although the female spend more time in the

This species begins its breeding season in early April, ending in July and August, usually has only one nesting annually. The nests are platforms built with long branches mixed with small twigs, stems, branches and debris united with fine green leaves, ar

Recommended Citation

Common Black Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: