Common Black Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus

  • Order: Accipitriformes
  • Family: Accipitridae
  • Polytypic: 5 subspecies
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Diet and Foraging


Common Black Hawk eats a wide variety of prey, the changes in its diet are provided primarily by food availability. Among the most frequently consumed prey are reptiles, fish and crabs, although there have been reported eating amphibians, invertebrates, b

Foraging Behavior

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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: