|Plumbeous Kite Ictinia plumbea
|Brazil, Ecuador and Guatemala
The Plumbeous Kite is distributed from Mexico through Central and South America as far as northern Argentina. In the north and south of this range it is migratory during the respective autumns. See the distribution map at xeno-canto. It is found along forest edges, in gallery forest and in primary forest near rivers.
|It is slate grey and paler below than above. Its eye is red and its legs, which look very short when at rest, are orange. The second photo shows important in flight features such as the square tail with two thin white bars and long, pointed wings with rufous on the primaries.
|Photo 7 shows a migratory bird in Guatemala in March. It would just have arrived back in the area in order to
It is normally very visible as it soars high up, often in groups, while it catches insects in the air.
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