White-collared Kite Leptodon forbesi It resembles the widespread Gray- headed Kite (Leptodon cayanensis), the two sharing relatively large size, dark gray. Leptodon forbesi occurs in north-east Brazil in Pernambuco, where it is known from the type specimen taken in (Bierregaard et al. ) and recent. Leptodon forbesi click to enlarge. Distribution: Neotropical. Endemic to northeastern BRAZIL (Alagoas, Pernambuco).more. Subspecies.

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BirdLife International March, http: Yellow-faced Amazon Alipiopsitta xanthops. Probably same individual as XC and XC bird-seen: Very frbesi to more widely distributed Grey-headed Kite Leptodon cayanensis from which differs on white head and leading edge to wings and white underwing coverts.

A recent analysis estimated that the proportion of forest lost from within the species’s range from was equivalent to 5. Review terms and conditions page for details. There are many ways to contribute—we need species information, photographs, audio, video, translations, maps, distribution data, and bird sightings. It resembles the widespread Gray-headed Kite Leptodon cayanensisthe two sharing relatively large size, dark gray upperparts, and white underparts.

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White-collared Kite | Leptodon forbesi

Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaVorbesiprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Also recorded flying over mangroves Rhizophora Voice A series of short kua-kua-kua-kua calls approx. It is endemic to northeastern Brazil. Canopy of a mountain atlantic forest fragment.


A large kite, it is blackish above and white below, with a white leading edge to the wing and white underwing- coverts. Blackish above with white feather tips on the mantle, scapulars, secondaries, and inner primaries.

A morpho juvenile White-collared Kite.

Trend justification The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction. This species inhabits Atlantic coastal forestat elevations up to about metres 2 3 5 7 8 Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world.

Today, only one per cent of the original forest within this species range remains and this is severely fragmented. Biodiversity Hotspots – Atlantic Forest: Molluscs A diverse group of invertebrates, mainly marine, that have one or all of the following; a horny, toothed ribbon in the forbei the radulaa shell covering the upper surface of the body, and a mantle or mantle cavity with a type of gill.

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For over half a century it was considered a variant of its close relative leptofon Grey-headed kite, Leptodoncayanensis. The two key sites in Alagoas are both under severe threat, with forest at Murici covering 70 km 2 in the s, but less than 30 km 2 in J.

Leptodln calls of this species include a rapid series of short, high kua-kua-kua-kua notes, as well as a nasal call which somewhat resembles that of a peacock 3 White-collared kite Conservation status.

Approaching the site, I heard the bird vocalizing slowly. Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: Retrieved from ” https: However, it can be distinguished from the adult grey-headed kite by the white collar, white rather than black leading edge to the wings, white underwing- covertswhiter forehead, and different tail pattern 2 3 5 7 8. It was first described from a single specimen obtained in in Pernambuco State, in the north-east of the country. The “typical” song was given repeatedly, both perched and in flight bird seen in flight.

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Voice No obvious differences from L. Year-round Migration Breeding Non-Breeding.

White-collared kite fact file Description Biology Range Habitat Status Threats Conservation Find out more Glossary References Print factsheet White-collared kite description Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Falconiformes Family Accipitridae Genus Leptodon 1 Only recently confirmed as a distinct species, the white-collared kite has the unfortunate distinction of being one of the most endangered birds of prey in the world 2 3 5 6.

Develop a captive-breeding programme Pereira et al. The behavior of this species is very poorly lepttodon, although it likely is similar to that of the Gray-headed.

It may NOT forbezi used within Apps. Forbeai Monotypic Authors needed Indiscriminate small-scale logging was still occurring at the site inand the area is further threatened by fires spreading from adjacent sugarcane plantations. White-collared kite Leptodon forbesi. The adult has a grey head with white hindneck, black upperparts, white underparts, and a grey tail with a very broad, black subterminal band and whitish tip.

White-collared kite range The white-collared kite is known from just a handful of sites in the states of Pernambuco and Alagoas in north-eastern Brazil 2 3 5 7 10and has also recently been recorded further forbwsi, in the state of Sergipe 9.