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Gray-headed Kite (Leptodon cayanensis)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Accipitriformes
Family Accipitridae
Genus Leptodon

Leptodon is a genus of birds of prey in the Accipitridae. Its two members are similar, with a grey head, black upperparts and white underparts.

Gray-headed kite is a widespread species, breeding from eastern Mexico and Trinidad south to Peru, Bolivia and northern Argentina. However, white-collared kite is restricted to northeastern Brazil, and is classified as Critically Endangered.


It contains the following species:

Gray-headed Kite (Latham, 1790) (Leptodon cayanensis)
White-collared Kite (Swann, 1922) (Leptodon forbesi)
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