Common Black Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus

  • Order: Accipitriformes
  • Family: Accipitridae
  • Polytypic: 5 subspecies
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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Common Black Hawk
eBird range map for Common Black Hawk

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

Buteogallus anthracinus is distributed from the southwestern United States to northern South America. In Mexico it is in both slopes, from southern Sonora and southern Tamaulipas to El Salvador and Honduras. In the interior it can be found in the Balsas d

Buteogallus anthracinus in Mexico has resident populations (in the South) and migratory (in the north). In Mexico is rare to frequent. It has been estimated that the range of occurrence of this species is approximately 1500000 km2, the global population i

Distribution outside the Americas

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Individuals of Common Black Hawk inhabits areas highly disturbed and open areas as dumps, rivers, deep lakes, mangrove swamps and wooded areas. Live mainly in the lowlands and reaches up to 1800 m.

Historical changes

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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: