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Accipiter gundlachi (Gundlach's Hawk)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Gundlach's hawk (Accipiter gundlachi) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is one of 21 endemic bird species of Cuba. The common name and Latin binomial commemorate the German-Cuban ornithologist Juan Cristobal Christoff Gundlach (1810–1896). It is threatened by habitat loss and human persecution.
View Wikipedia Record: Accipiter gundlachi


Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Accipiter gundlachi

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.7576
EDGE Score: 4.24936


Diet [1]  Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Diet - Endothermic [1]  100 %
Forages - Aerial [1]  25 %
Forages - Canopy [1]  25 %
Forages - Mid-High [1]  25 %
Forages - Understory [1]  25 %
Clutch Size [2]  4
Wing Span [3]  31 inches (.79 m)


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Bahamoan-Antillean mangroves Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic Neotropic Mangroves      
Cuban cactus scrub Cuba Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Cuban dry forests Cuba Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Cuban moist forests Cuba Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Cuban pine forests Cuba Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests  
Cuban wetlands Cuba Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Alejandro de Humboldt National Park II 175430 Cuba  
Buenavista Wetland Reserve 778949 Cuba    
Ciénaga de Zapata National Park 1606900 Cuba  
Pico Mogote Ecological Reserve II 3698 Cuba  
Tuabaquey - Limones Ecological Reserve II 4859 Cuba  

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Alejandro de Humboldt Cuba A1, A2, A3
Alturas de Banao Cuba A1, A3
Cayos Romano-Cruz-Megano Grande Cuba A1, A2, A3, A4i  
Ciénaga de Zapata Cuba A1, A2, A3, A4i
Delta del Cauto Cuba A1, A3, A4i, A4iii, B4i
Delta del Mayarí Cuba A1, A3, B4i
Desembarco del Granma Cuba A1, A2, A3
Gibara Cuba A1, A2, A3  
Gran Humedal del Norte de Ciego de Ávila Cuba A1, A2, A3, A4i, B4i, B4ii  
Gran Piedra: Pico Mogote Cuba A1, A3
Guanahacabibes Cuba A1, A2, A3  
Hatibonico: Baitiquirí: Imías Cuba A1, A2, A3  
La Mensura Cuba A1, A2, A3
Limones-Tuabaquey Cuba A1, A3
Mil Cumbres Cuba A1, A2, A3  
Pico Cristal Cuba A1, A2, A3  
Río Máximo Cuba A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4iii, B4i  
Siboney: Juticí Cuba A1, A2, A3, A4iv
Sierra del Chorrillo Cuba A1, A2, A3
Sierra del Rosario Cuba A1, A2, A3
Topes de Collantes Cuba A1, A3
Turquino-Bayamesa Cuba A1, A3, A4ii

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Caribbean Islands Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks And Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands - British, Virgin Islands - U.S. Yes

Prey / Diet

Amazona leucocephala (Cuban Parrot)[4]
Colinus virginianus (Northern Bobwhite)[4]
Corvus nasicus (Cuban Crow)[4]
Patagioenas leucocephala (White-crowned Pigeon)[4]
Turdus plumbeus (Red-legged Thrush)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Accipiter striatus (Sharp-shinned Hawk)1
Buteo jamaicensis (Red-tailed Hawk)1
Falco femoralis (Aplomado Falcon)1

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
2Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
4Gundlach's Hawk, BirdLife International (1992) Threatened Birds of the Americas. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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