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Gray-headed kite

Leptodon cayanensis


Dark gray, almost black, back with a white band on the tail feathers. the head seemed a lighter shade of gray with a light colored throat.


Seasonally dry tropical forest in the Lomas Barbudal Biologocal Reserve.


Thanks to Erick Manuel Hernandez on Flickr for ID'ing this for me.

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JoshuaGSmith 7 years ago

I agree with Gray-headed Kite.

SG in CR
SG in CR 7 years ago

Thanks Hakim!

SG in CR
SG in CR 7 years ago

Lenny, I thought so at first too. But L. semiplumbea has orange around it's beak and yellow eyes.

Hakim Rouidi
Hakim Rouidi 7 years ago

Very nice shooting

JoshuaGSmith 7 years ago

It's like a kite or maybe a gray hawk.

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Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jan 28, 2015
Submitted on Feb 3, 2015

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