Buteogallus anthracinus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Buteogallus anthracinus
Species Authority: (Depp, 1830)
Common Name(s):
English Common Black Hawk, Common Black-Hawk
Taxonomic Notes: Buteogallus anthracinus (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been split into B. anthracinus and B. gundlachii following AOU (2007). Buteogallus subtilis (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993; Stotz et al. 1996) is now lumped with B. anthracinus following SACC (2007) and AOU (2008).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Symes, A.
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is extremely large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Belize; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Grenada; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru; Puerto Rico; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; United States; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Rich et al. (2004).
Population Trend: Increasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Buteogallus anthracinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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