Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Gray-headed kite

Leptodon cayanensis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Seasonally dry tropical forest in the Lomas Barbudal Biologocal Reserve.

Notes:

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

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

5 Comments

JoshuaGSmith
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
JoshuaGSmith 7 years ago

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

SG in CR
Spotted by
SG in CR

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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

Related Spottings

Milano cabeza gris (Gray-headed kite) Gray-headed Kite Grey-headed Kite Grey-headed Kite

Nearby Spottings

Blue-crowned Motmot White-faced Monkeys Agouti or Guatusa Cane Frog
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team