Hook-billed Kite

Chondrohierax uncinatus


The Hook-billed Kite, Chondrohierax uncinatus, is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptor such as kite, , and harrier. It occurs in the Americas, including the Rio Grande Valley of Texas in the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and tropical South America. It is a mid-sized, slender raptor with an invariably striped belly and banded tail but there is probably more individual variation in color and in size of bill than in any other species of diurnal raptor. Birds from beneath can look blackish or gray (especially males) and brown or brick-red (females) variously. This renders species identification at times extremely difficult. The downcurved hook at the tip of the beak is apparent on perched and low-flying birds. Weight can range from 215 to 397 grams (7.6-14 oz.) and length is 38–51 cm (15–20 in). are this raptor's favorite prey but , , small and are also taken. When it finds a tree snail it holds it with its talon and uses its beak to pry open the shell. The nest is a flimsy platform of sticks is built by both sexes. The Hook-billed Kite lays two to three buff-white eggs marked with red-brown. Incubation is by both sexes. Semialtricial young stay in the nest 35–45 days and are fed by both sexes. This raptor is often considered sluggish and retiring, preferring to perch inside leafy canopy when not flying. The critically endangered Cuban Kite, C. wilsonii, is considered by some authors to be a subspecies of the Hook-billed Kite.

 

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Hook-billed Kite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hook-billed Kite, Chondrohierax uncinatus, is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, eagles, and ...
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Mystery bird: Hook-billed kite, Chondrohierax uncinatus ...
Mystery bird: Hook-billed kite, Chondrohierax uncinatus. This unusual mystery bird is extremely rare in North America where this individual was photographed
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Chondrohierax uncinatus (Hook-billed Kite)
Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1: Year Published: 2009: Assessor/s: BirdLife International: Reviewer/s: Bird, J., Butchart, S.
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Chondrohierax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chondrohierax is a genus of birds of prey. Its two members are often considered to be conspecific. They are Hook-billed Kite Chondrohierax uncinatus, Cuban Kite ...
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Hook-billed kite Chondrohierax uncinatus - Patuxent-Migratory Bird ...
A presentation of bird photographs, songs, identification tips, distribution maps, and life history information for North American birds, and a forum for commentary ...
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Hook-billed Kite in Suriname, Mila à bec-en croc, Caracoleiro ...
Scientific name: Chondrohierax uncinatus; Dutch: Langsnavel wouw; French: Milan à bec-en-croc; Portugese: Caracoleiro; Spanish: Gavilán Pico Ganchudo
www1.nhl.nl/~ribot/english/chun_ng.htm

Eastern Phoebe
Chondrohierax uncinatus. The sound of an alarm note "an almost constant, loud, rattling call, descending in pitch" (Fleetwood and Hamilton 1967) heard from a large ...
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Hook-billed Kite - Whatbird.com
Chondrohierax uncinatus ... The Hook-billed Kite has a large range, estimated globally at 9, 800, 000 ...
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ARGENTINA - Trip Reports - Hook-billed Kite (Chondrohierax uncinatus)
ARGENTINA, Distribution, Check list, Observations Photos, Sounds, Sighting, Reports of Hook-billed Kite (Chondrohierax uncinatus)
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Occurrence and Nesting of the Hook-billed Kite (Chondrohierax ...
According to H. Friedman n (U.S. Natl. Mus. Bull. 50 [pt. 11], pp. 106 and 109, 1950), Chondrohierax uncinatus is a local resident in swamps and marshy areas in tropical ...
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Cuban Kite (Chondrohierax wils onii) - BirdLife species factsheet
Taxonomic note Chondrohierax uncinatus (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been split into C. uncinatus and C. wilsonii following Stotz et al. (1996), contra AOU (1998).
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North American Raptors: Hook-billed Kite - ThinkQuest
Hook-billed Kite. Chondrohierax uncinatus. The Hook-billed Kite is a snail-eating Kite, like its cousin, the Everglades Kite. The length of the kite is about 15-18 ...
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Chondrohierax wilsonii - Global Raptor Information Network
... 1960) argued that this population should be treated as a race of C. uncinatus, and ... The hawks of the genus Chondrohierax. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 24 ...
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Documento sin título - Boston University
Breeding and status of the Grenada Hook-billed Kite (Chondrohierax uncinatus mirus). Ornitologia Neotropical. Wheeler, B. K., and W. S. Clark.
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antpitta.com : Photo Gallery : Hawks, Kites, and Eagles : Part I
Hook-billed Kite Chondrohierax uncinatus uncinatus Tandayapa Pass, Pichincha province, Ecuador. Male. A scarce species in Ecuador; this has always been one of the ...
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Animal Pictures Archive: Animal Photo Album - Hook-billed hermit
... Kite (Chondrohierax uncinatus) - Wiki ... Try google to get more information about animals.
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Polymita Home Page - OoCities - Geocities Archive / Geocities Mirror
The most common natural predation is by the Hook-Billed Kite [Chondrohierax uncinatus wilsonii] occurring locally in eastern Cuba, wherever its food, Polymita sp.,
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Hawks and Falcons of Costa Rica - Photo Gallery of Birds of Costa Rica
Chondrohierax uncinatus Photographed in Baru National Wildlife Refuge Hooked-billed Kite inmature Chondrohierax uncinatus Photographed in Fila Tinamastes
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Manaus - Giff Beaton's Web Site
I was lucky enough to go on a several day work trip to Manaus, Brazil ... Hook-billed Kite (Chondrohierax uncinatus)
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Accipitridae – Kites, Hawks and Eagles « Lee's Birdwatching ...
____ (Chondrohierax uncinatus mirus) Cuban Kite (Chondrohierax wilsonii) Henicopernis Long-tailed Honey Buzzard (Henicopernis longicauda) Black Honey Buzzard (Henicopernis ...
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