Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Gray-headed Kite

Gray-headed Kite Leptodon cayanensis

Described by: Latham (1790)
Alternate common name(s): Grey-headed Kite, Cayenne Kite
Old scientific name(s): Odontriorchis palliatus


Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago - Feb, 2006 © Kent Nickell  La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica - Jun, 2003 © Lou Hegedus  Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil - Sep, 2004 © Tom Stephenson  Belize - Mar, 1981 © W. S. Clark  Bahía Ballena, OsaCounty, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica - Jul, 2008 © Otto Monge 
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C. Central America to n. and c. South America;
(1) Mexico (s. Tamaulipas, Yucatan and Oaxaca) to Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad, Guyana, Surinam, Guiana, n. Brazil, e. Ecuador, e. Peru, n. Bolivia and w. Ecuador.
(2) C. Brazil, e. Bolivia (Pando, Beni, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz), Paraguay and ne. Argentina (e. Formosa, Chaco, Misiones).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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