Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Hook-billed Kite
Hook-billed Kite Chondrohierax uncinatus
Described by: Temminck (1822)
Alternate common name(s): Cuban Kite
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeCentral America, tropical South America and West Indies;
(1) Ex. sc. United States (s. Texas in lower Rio Grande Valley), Mexico (Tres Marias Is., s. from s. Sinaloa, Distrito Federal, Tamaulipas) s. to Panama, Colombia (Sinu Valley e. to Guajira, Cauca Valley, Magdalena Valley and e. of the n. Andes to Meta and Boyaca), Venezuela, Trinidad and e. of the Andes in Ecuador, e. Peru, n. and e. Bolivia (Pando, Beni, La Paz, Santa Cruz), Brazil (Bahia (Carinhanha, and Monte Pascoal)) s. to Mato Grosso and Sao Paulo and n. Argentina (Salta, Jujuy, Tucuman, e. Formosa, Chaco and Misiones) and w. of the Andes s. to w. Peru (Cajamarca and Lima). West Indies:
(2) Greater Antilles (e. Cuba in the Santiago area).
(3) Lesser Antilles (Grenada).
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer and winter: ex. s. TEX in the lower Rio Grande Valley between Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge (marsh overlook), Falcon Lake and Bentsen State Park (dike outside the park).
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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