Birds of Colombia
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae (Kites, Hawks, Eagles) →
Genus: Chondrohierax (1 species, 2 worldwide)
Hook-billed Kite (Chondrohierax uncinatus uncinatus) Female |
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia
Male is grey with grey barring.
Photograph by Tom Friedel
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A widespread but uncommon hawk-sized kite which uses its hooked bill to eat tree snails. Male is mostly grey while female is rufous. Facial colors distinctive.
Eating a tree snail.
A standard grey-barred male.