English Name Common Black-Hawk
Scientific Name Buteogallus anthracinus
German Name Krabbenbussard
Spanish Name Busardo-negro Norteño
French Name Buse noire
Common Black-Hawk
Peters Family Name ACCIPITRIDAE(Acciptrinae):Hawks,Eagles Order 620.0
Sibley Monroe Family Name ACCIPITRIDAE(Accipitrinae):Hawks,Eagles Order 3550.0
Gill Family Name ACCIPITRIDAE:Hawks,Eagles and Kites Order 778.0
New 2013 Family Name ACCIPITRIDAE,Buteoninae:Buteos and Allies Order 606.0
English Synonyms
  • Black Crab-Hawk
  • Black Hawk
  • Lesser Black-Hawk
  • Mangrove Black Hawk (subtilis)
%Note:Wiley & Garrido ,2005,The Journal of Raptor Research,39,pp.351-64 argued that B.gundlachii should be treated as a species distinct from B.anthracinus.This has been accepted by the A.O.U.
Authority (Deppe 1830)
Habitat dense mature riparian areas,dominated in N of range by mesquite and Pithecellobium,even occurring in hilly desert;mangroves & tidal flats.
Breeding "laying in May in S USA;nests Jan-Mar in Panama..." (HBW,2,p.173)