Birds of Colombia

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



Double-toothed Kite
Double-toothed Kite (Harpagus bidentatus fasciatus)
Darien, Panama
  Entire chest and belly might be red/rufous.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Double-toothed Kite
Double-toothed Kite (Harpagus bidentatus bidentatus)
Tambopata, Peru  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Double-toothed Kite
Double-toothed Kite (Harpagus bidentatus fasciatus) Immature
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia
  Believed to be an immature, which is described by HBW as 'deep brown above'.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Double-toothed refers to a sharp notch in the bill. This species is almost always barred in front and has a variable amount of rufous in the chest. Female's are larger.
From back.
Plumage can have a lot of variation. This individual is not barred at all (uncommon) and has a more violet shade of rufous.


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