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Pearl Kite Gampsonyx swainsonii

Described by: Vigors (1825)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


near Playa Blanca, Panama - Mar, 2005 © Richard Stern  Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso, Brazil - Apr, 2003 © Arthur Grosset  Colombia - Mar, 2006 © R S Scanlon  Paraguay River, Mato Grosso, Brazil - Jun, 2006 © Lou Hegedus  Venezuela - Dec, 2005 © W. S. Clark 
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Nicaragua; Nw. South America; Tropical c. and e. South America;
Three populations;
(1) Pacific slope of w. Nicaragua. N. and e. Colombia (Gulf of Uraba e. to Guajira and middle Magdalena Valley s. to Tolima and locally e. of the Andes), Venezuela (Margarita Is.), Trinidad, Guyana, Surinam and w. ot the Andes in w. Ecuador and nw. Peru s. to Lambayeque.
(2) C. Brazil (Bahia (Chapada Diamantina)), e. and se. Bolivia (Santa Cruz, Tarija), Paraguay and nw. Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, Tucuman, Misiones).
(3) S. Ecuador and n. Peru.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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