Baking: Hook-Billed Kite

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Chindrohierax uncinatus

Length: 15-20 in Wingspan: 35-40 in Weight: 0.5-1 lbs

Identification:

Male gray on back with gray barring on chest. female with orange barring and cheeks. Distinctive heavy bill with yellow accents.

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Distribution:

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Range map by Neotropical Birds

Cool Facts:

The Hook-Billed Kite is a hawk of tropical forests that feeds on tree snails. Large-billed and small-billed morphs are evenly distributed across their range and both sexes, likely an adaptation that allows the population to feed on different snail sizes.

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References:

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