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Gray-headed Kite

(Leptodon cayanensis)

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Identification:

Largish white and black bird with gray head; black above, white below; underside of wing in flight is black in front, black with gray bars behind; tail with light and dark bars; dark, hooked bill; grayish legs; to 53cm (21in). (Gavilán Cabecigris).

Habitat:

Low elevation wooded areas, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found in forest edge areas and along wooded waterways.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.


Gray-headed Kite (Leptodon cayanensis), Costa Rica