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Common Black Hawk

Buteogallus anthracinus
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Length: 21 in. (53 cm )
Found primarily along forested water ways, rivers and swamps, this hawk feeds on frogs, fish, snakes and crabs and occasionally small mammals and insects. The large, bulky stick nest is placed in the high crotch of a cottonwood, sycamore or mesquite tree. In the desert southwest, this hawk spends considerable time sitting in the shade of tall canopy trees. It is most obvious when it soars during warm parts of the day high overhead.

The four-digit banding code is CBHA.


Riparian / River forest
Bird Sound Type: Twittering
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Common Black Hawk
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: July 16, 2024
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/common-black-hawk

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Common Black Hawk. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved July 16, 2024 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/common-black-hawk

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Common Black Hawk". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/common-black-hawk

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Common Black Hawk". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 16 Jul 2024. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/common-black-hawk

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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