Nonnatives - Great Black Hawk

Great Black-Hawk - Buteogallus urubitinga

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1970's

Extirpated year: 1970's

Established status: Species were formerly present in Florida, but are no longer present.

Estimated Florida range: 2 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: No current population

Threats to natives: 

Species Account: Native to Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and Bolivia. A specimen collected in Florida sometime in the 1970s is at UMRC (Robertson and Woolfenden 1992).

Habitats: Barren land

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Brevard 1976   Not reported breeding Could be escaped or a vagrant.
Dade 1973   Not reported breeding A pair.

References

Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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