Gundlach's Hawk Accipiter gundlachi

  • Order: Accipitriformes
  • Family: Accipitridae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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Gunlach’s Hawk is endemic to the Island of Cuba. As with most Accipiter, its habitat preferences are not highly specialized. Minimally, it requires forests in which it can conceal its hunting approaches to avian prey items, which include parrots, pigeons, doves, crows, nighthawks and thrushes. Though never common, Gundlach’s Hawk was distributed throughout Cuba, but unfortunately much of the suitable habitat has been heavily degraded and the species only persists in five isolated populations that, in total, habor between 150-200 pairs. The Gundlach’s Hawk is closely related to the Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) of North America, and forms a superspecies with it and the Bicolored Hawk (Accipiter bicolor) of Central and South America.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Gundlach's Hawk (Accipiter gundlachi), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: