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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.

No species ID suggestions

5 Comments

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 4 years ago

I agree with Gray-headed Kite.

SG in CR
SG in CR 4 years ago

Thanks Hakim!

SG in CR
SG in CR 4 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 4 years ago

Very nice shooting

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 4 years ago

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

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.51, Long: -85.37

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

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