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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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The fact that the species was recorded in southern Sergipe, outside the traditionally recognised Pernambuco centre of endemism, suggests that it might also be present in nearby northeastern Bahia F.
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White-collared kite biology Very little is known about the biology and life history of the white-collared kite 2 3 5 8. They inhabit humid, tropical, lowland evergreen forest at a maximum elevation of m above sea level. Leptodon forbesi occurs in north-east Brazil in Pernambuco, where it is known from the type specimen taken in Bierregaard et al.
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159. White-collared Kite
External sites may use a different taxonomy than Xeno-canto. Light- morph juvenile grey-headed kites are browner above than the white-collared kite, have a black crown, and have black-tipped feathers on the upperparts 3. With a total population so far estimated at perhaps fewer than mature individuals, and a highly restricted and fragmented range 3 10the white-collared kite may be the most endangered bird of prey in South America 6and indeed is one of the rarest birds in the world 5.
The species’s strongholds are often on private reserves L. This wordcloud illustrates the threats facing this species. Map Legend Unclassified No subspecies specified In background of another recording. Mantle In birds, the wings, shoulder feathers and back, when coloured differently from the rest of the body. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!
American letodon Lithobates catesbeianus. Further surveys and research into the white-collared kite are urgent priorities 3 6 10and studies have been recommended to clarify its taxonomic status using genetic analysis leptodln. Wings reach tail tip in perched birds, and the sides of the head are slate-coloured. Serra do Urubu, Pernambuco.
There has been massive deforestation in coastal Alagoas and Pernambuco, with most suitable habitat cleared or threatened. Some birds present two black bands in the undertail.
The Atlantic coastal forest of Brazil is highly threatened by habitat loss, mainly in the form of clearance for sugarcane and coffee plantations, and pressure from urbanisation 7 8 White-collared kite threats With a total population so far estimated at perhaps fewer than mature individuals, and a highly restricted and fragmented range 3 10the white-collared kite may be the most endangered bird of prey in South America 6and indeed is one of the rarest birds in the world 5.
International Union for Conservation of Nature. Show Details Hide Details. I was pointing my mic 20 degrees away waiting for another bird to sing, when this started.
White-collared kite Conservation status. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Probably same individual as XC and XC Large, mostly bicoloured kite. 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 south, in the state of Sergipe 9.
Justification of Red List Category This species is classified as Endangered because it has a very small known population, in areas where habitat loss is continuing. White-collared Kite Leptodon forbesi. The designation of Murici as a biological reserve and the protection of other forest areas 3 10 13such as Mata do Coimbra, Ibateguara, Alagoas 12will also be important to its continued survival.
The behavior of this species is very poorly known, leptodkn it likely is similar to that of the Gray-headed. 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.
However, recent studies have confirmed its taxonomic status as a distinct species. The current population is estimated at some 50— mature individuals. AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmForbeai Festival. White-collared Kite Leptodon forbesi.
A morpho juvenile White-collared Kite.
Despite some confusion caused by continued publishing of reports of L. Help complete this species There are many ways to contribute—we need species information, photographs, audio, video, translations, maps, distribution data, and bird sightings. White-collared kite habitat This corbesi inhabits Atlantic coastal forestat elevations up to about metres 2 3 5 7 8 Approaching the site, I heard the bird vocalizing slowly. Recommended citation BirdLife International Species factsheet: Conduct field and museum studies to clarify its taxonomic status including DNA analysis.