Threatened species of Buteo galapagoensis

Other Names:
Threatened species of Galápagos hawk

Buteo galapagoensis was apparently once common in open rocky scrub country on most of the main islands of the Galapagos. Owing to human persecution and possibly food competition from introduced competitors, it is now extinct on five islands and greatly reduced on Santa Cruz, though still quite common on Santiago, Espaniola, Isabela, Fernandia, Pinta, Marchena and Santa Fe. Being cooperatively polyandrous, the population is difficult to quantify except by breeding territories, of which about 130 are known.


Buteo galapagoensis is considered by the IUCN as "Vulnerable", and listed by CITES as "Appendix 2".

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Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
24.09.2020 – 00:52 CEST