Common Black Hawk

Buteogallus anthracinus

Order

FALCONIFORMES

Family

Kites, Eagles and Hawks (Accipitridae)

Code 4

COBH

Code 6

BUTANT

ITIS

HEAD

Common Black Hawk Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Head pattern: Plain, Eyering, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: Orange, Yellow

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BODY

Common Black Hawk Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 51-58 cm (20-23 in)
  • Weight: 726 g (25.6 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Black
  • Underparts: Black
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Common Black Hawk Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Soars on thermals., Alternates between strong flapping flight and gliding.
  • Wingspan Range: 122-127 cm (48-50 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Banded
  • Upper Tail: Black and white.
  • Under Tail: Black and white.
  • Leg Color: Pale Yellow
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