French: Épervier de Cuba German: Gundlachsperber Spanish: Gavilán cubano
Very closely related to A. cooperii (which see). Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. g. gundlachi
Lawrence, 1861 – W & C Cuba.
A. g. wileyi
Wotzkow, 1991 – E Cuba.
40–46 cm; female 675 g; wingspan 74–84 cm. Simlar to but intermediate in plumage between A. cooperii and A. bicolor, differing... read more
Commonest call a loud “kek-kek-kek-kek-kek-kek-kek....” similar to that of A. cooperii... read more
Not specialized: populations of W & C Cuba nest in low submontane (under 800 m) evergreen... read more
Food and feeding
Little information available, but thought to feed nearly exclusively on birds. Recorded prey items include parrots, pigeons and doves,... read more
Poorly known, but data accumulating; several nests reported at or around swamp of Ciénaga de Zapata, in W Cuba, including one on 12... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. CITES II. Has small range in which very small and extremely fragmented population has, until recently, continued to decline. Since middle of first decade of 21st... read more
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