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Rufous-thighed Kite

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;[[: Category:Harpagus|Harpagus]] diodon ;[[: Category:Harpagus|Harpagus]] diodon
-[[Image:Rufous-thighed_Kite.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by Jamfaraco<br>Location: Palhoça-SC, [[Brazil]] ]]+[[Image:Rufous-thighed_Kite.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by {{user|Jamfaraco|Jamfaraco}}<br /> Palhoça-SC, [[Brazil]] ]]
==Identification== ==Identification==
-Slate-grey above and pale-grey below with shortish wings and a longish tail. It has rufous thighs and rufous wing-linings.+29–35 cm (11½-13¾ in); shortish wings and a longish tail
- +*Slate-grey upperparts
 +*Pale-grey underparts
 +*Rufous thighs
 +*Rufous wing-linings
====Similar Species==== ====Similar Species====
 +[[Image:B310.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Photo by {{user|Xyko+Paludo|Xyko Paludo}}<br />Bocaiúva do Sul, PR, [[Brazil]], November 2017]]
[[Double-toothed Kite]] is a big cause of misidentification. [[Double-toothed Kite]] is a big cause of misidentification.
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-[[Brazil]] to northern [[Argentina]], [[Paraguay]] and eastern [[Bolivia]]. This seems to be a migrant breeding in austral summer in Atlantic Forest and vacating the southernmost part of this range in austral winter which is spent in Amazonian areas.+[[South America]]: from the [[Guianas]] south to eastern [[Bolivia]], [[Paraguay]], southern [[Brazil]] and northern [[Argentina]].
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
This is a [[Dictionary_M-O#M|monotypic]] species<sup>[[#References|1]]</sup>. This is a [[Dictionary_M-O#M|monotypic]] species<sup>[[#References|1]]</sup>.
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
-Forests.+Primary lowland rain forests.
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
-The diet includes large insects and lizards.+====Diet====
- +The diet consists mostly of insects, particularly cicadas, small birds and lizards.
 +====Movements====
 +This seems to be a migrant breeding in [[Dictionary_A-C#A|austral]] summer in Atlantic Forest and vacating the southernmost part of this range in austral winter which is spent in Amazonian areas.
==References== ==References==
-#{{Ref-Clements6thAug14}}+#{{Ref-Clements6thAug17}}#Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Dec 2017)
 +#Avibirds
{{ref}} {{ref}}
==External Links== ==External Links==

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Harpagus diodon
Photo by Jamfaraco Palhoça-SC, Brazil
Photo by Jamfaraco
Palhoça-SC, Brazil

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[edit] Identification

29–35 cm (11½-13¾ in); shortish wings and a longish tail

  • Slate-grey upperparts
  • Pale-grey underparts
  • Rufous thighs
  • Rufous wing-linings

[edit] Similar Species

Photo by Xyko PaludoBocaiúva do Sul, PR, Brazil, November 2017
Photo by Xyko Paludo
Bocaiúva do Sul, PR, Brazil, November 2017

Double-toothed Kite is a big cause of misidentification.

[edit] Distribution

South America: from the Guianas south to eastern Bolivia, Paraguay, southern Brazil and northern Argentina.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species1.

[edit] Habitat

Primary lowland rain forests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet consists mostly of insects, particularly cicadas, small birds and lizards.

[edit] Movements

This seems to be a migrant breeding in austral summer in Atlantic Forest and vacating the southernmost part of this range in austral winter which is spent in Amazonian areas.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Dec 2017)
  3. Avibirds

[edit] External Links

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