|Cuban Black Hawk Buteogallus gundlachii
(aka Common Black Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus)
|Cayo Coco, Cuba
The Cuban Black Hawk is distributed in Cuba and the Isla de la Juventud. It is found round the coast in mangroves and swamps. Some authorities regard it as a sub-species of Common Black Hawk B. anthracinus.
|It has a yellow-orange cere and legs and a short tail with a broad white band in the middle and a narrow white tip. Cuban Black Hawk B. gundlachii has a browner black than Common Black Hawk and also shows a large white patch at the base of the primaries which can be seen in the 2nd photo.
It feeds mainly on crabs.