The common black hawk
) is a bird of prey
in the family Accipitridae
, which also includes the eagles, hawks, and Old World vultures. The mangrove black hawk
, traditionally thought to be a distinct species, is now generally considered a subspecies, B. a. subtilis
, of the common black hawk.
This picture shows a bird of the Buteogallus anthracinus gundlachii subspecies, in Cuba.Photograph: Charles J. Sharp