Gray-headed Kite (Leptodon cayanensis)
Gray-headed Kite

Gray-headed Kite (Leptodon cayanensis)

A description of nests and behavior of the Gray-headed Kite.

Author(s): ROBERT E. BENNETS and VICTORIA J. DREITZ

Gray-headed KiteThe Gray-headed Kite (Leptodon cayanensis), a little-known Neotropical raptor (Blake 1977, Brown and Amadon 1989, de1 Hoyo et al. 1994); occurs in lowland tropical forests from central-eastern Mexico to northern Argentina (Brown and Amadon 1989). Only one nest and two clutches of the species have been described (de1 Hoyo et al. 1994). Here, I describe three nesting attempts, one egg, and behavior of Gray-headed Kites in Tikal National Park, Guatemala during 1991 and 1993.

Source Wilson Bull., 109(l), 1997, pp. 173-177.

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