Birds of Colombia

    ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae (Kites, Hawks and Eagles)  
Genus: Chondrohierax (1 species, 2 worldwide)

Hook-billed Kite
Hook-billed Kite (Chondrohierax uncinatus uncinatus)
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia  

A hawk-sized kite which uses its bill to eat tree snails. Male is mostly grey while female is rufous. Facial colors distinctive.

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