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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)


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

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


External References



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
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License