Cuban Kite

Cuban Kite

Cuban Kite by Pat Jackman
Species & Artwork Details
Status: 
Critically Endangered
Family: 
ACCIPITRIDAE
Order: 
ACCIPITRIFORMES
Genus: 
Chondrohierax
Species: 
wilsonii
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
(Cassin, 1847)
Medium: 
Colored pencil
The Cuban Kite is critically endangered, and only a handful survive, in the Montane gallery forest in Cuba. The decline of the Cuban kite is mainly due to habitat destruction from logging and agricultural conversion, the kite feeds mainly off of snails.