Chondrohierax wilsonii (Cassin, 1847:199)

Cuban kite



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synontm/s: Cymindis Wilsonii Cassin, 1847:199 (original combination)


Conservation Status

Last record: 2001

Rediscovered in 2009

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Cassin, John. (1847). Description of a new rapacious Bird in the Museum of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 3(8): 199-200.

Other references:

AOU. 1998. Check-list of North American birds. American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C.

BirdLife International. 2016. Chondrohierax wilsonii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22728485A94988100. Downloaded on 13 February 2017.

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. (2014). HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

Gálvez-Aguilera, X.; Berovides-Alvarez, V. 1997. The status of the Cuban Kite (Chondrohierax wilsonii) in eastern Cuba. Pitirre 10: 25.

Garrido, O. H.; Kirkconnell, A. 2000. Field guide to the birds of Cuba. Comstock / Cornell University Press, Ithaca.

Kirkconnell, A. and Begue, G. 2010. Inform to Birdlife about the Cuban Kite Expedition conducted in May, 2010.

Raffaele, H., Wiley, J., Garrido, O., Keith, A., and Raffaele, J. 1998. Birds of the West Indies. Christopher Helm, London.


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