Birds of Costa Rica

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

Grey-headed Kite
Grey-headed Kite (Leptodon cayanensis cayanensis)
Puerto NariƱo, Amazonas, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Large for a kite. Most closely related the Old World Honey Buzzards.
Flight shot from below.

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