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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The white-collared kite Leptodon forbesi is a South American raptor. It is endemic to northeastern Brazil.

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. It is very similar to the more widespread grey-headed kite L.

This species is classified as Critically Endangered. There have been very few sightings of it, and nothing is known of its feeding or breeding ecology.


The current population is estimated at some 50— mature individuals. The binomial commemorates the British zoologist William Alexander Forbes.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. White-collared kite Conservation status.

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