- Helicolestes hamatus
Distinguished from the similar Snail Kite by its yellow eye and shorter tail without white band.
Has been recorded in eastern Panama.
A resident species.
Sometimes placed in genus Rostrhamus.
Swampy tropical rainforest.
These birds generally choose a high perch.
Feeds heavily on Pomacea snails.
- Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- BF Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Slender-billed Kite. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 16 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Slender-billed_Kite