|Rufous-thighed Kite Harpagus diodon|
|Parque de Zizo, São Paulo, Brazil
The Rufous-thighed Kite is distributed in the central and eastern part of the Amazon Basin south through Brazil to northern Argentina, Paraguay and eastern Bolivia.
|It is found in primary forest whereas the Double-toothed Kite H. bidentatus is more a bird of forest edges and disturbed forest.
It is a small kite, slate-grey above and pale-grey below with shortish wings and a longish tail. It has rufous thighs and rufous wing-linings when seen from below. In fact it looks very similar to Bicoloured Hawk Accipiter bicolor and it is assumed to mimic this bird-eating species in order to avoid being mobbed by small birds as it forages for large insects and lizards.