A Raptor Bird that Follow Monkeys

March 9, 2012

The Double-toothed Kite (Harpagus bidentatus) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is found in Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.This fairly small raptor is 33–38 cm (13–15 in) long and weighs 161-230 grams (5.7-8.2 oz The kite's white rump patch is conspicuous in flight, making the double toothed kite one of the easiest Panama raptors to identify.

 

Photo credits:  James Zeng -Shenzhen Birdwatching Society of China-

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