Double-toothed Kite (Harpagus bidentatus) - HBW 2, p. 117
French: Milan bidenté
Spanish: Milano Bidentado
Taxonomy: Falco bidentatus Latham, 1790, Cayenne.
Genus distinctive, with no very close allies, but belongs in same subgroup as Elanus; relationship with Accipiter claimed, due to similarity in plumage, but now discredited; some similarities with Aviceda. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- fasciatus Lawrence, 1869 - E Mexico (Oaxaca and Veracruz) to W Colombia and W Ecuador.
- bidentatus (Latham, 1790) - E Colombia and E Ecuador through Amazonia to E Bolivia (Beni) and SE Brazil; Trinidad.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 13 videos
A close view of a perched bird, eating a prey Locality Pipeline Road, Soberanía National Park, Panama (ssp fasciatus)
Dave Jackson 7 April 2007 5 years ago 17 sec 4.7
An immature on a branch and flying away Locality Rio Roosevelt, Amazonas State, Brazil (ssp bidentatus)
Josep del Hoyo 9 July 2007 5 years ago 37 sec 4.4
A bird perched in the dark understorey, eating a prey Locality Pipeline Road, Soberanía National Park, Panama (ssp fasciatus)
Dave Jackson 7 April 2007 5 years ago 27 sec 4.3
A bird perched on a bare branch inside the forest. Locality Acarouany Creek, Mana, French Guiana (ssp bidentatus)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 28 April 2011 1 year ago 34 sec 4.2
A bird perched in a tree in the rain Locality Pedro Vicente Maldonado, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp fasciatus)
Josep del Hoyo 5 February 2005 8 years ago 33 sec 4
A perched bird, ruffling it's feathers and looking around. Locality Acarouany Creek, Mana, French Guiana (ssp bidentatus)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 28 April 2011 1 year ago 24 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 16 photos
A nest building, nesting material, nests, nesting, collect, collecting
Locality Explornapo Lodge, Loreto Department, Peru (ssp bidentatus)
Niels Poul Dreyer 27 November 2008 3 years ago 4.2
bird perching over the toad to Fort San Lorenzo very close to a howler monkey family
Locality San Lorenzo National Park, Colón Province, Panama
Thore Noernberg 11 March 2013 8 weeks ago 3.8
Perched on nest with eggs. Visible from suspension bridge.
Locality Heliconias Lodge, Bijagua, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Lee Hunter 4 March 2012 12 weeks ago 3.8
An adult perched on a branch.
Locality Villanueva de Pedregoso, Pérez Zeledón, San José Province, Costa Rica
manuel retana 16 December 2012 22 weeks ago 3.6
A bird perched on a branch.
Locality Villanueva de Pedregoso, Pérez Zeledón, San José Province, Costa Rica (ssp fasciatus)
manuel retana 14 August 2011 1 year ago 3.5
A perched adult.
Locality Fortuna Forestal Reserve, Chiriquí Province, Panama (ssp fasciatus)
Ken Havard 13 February 2009 31 weeks ago 3.3
Playback response of one ind perched at 5m elevation above the main trail. Utria Natioanl Park, Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia. Locality Colombia
Diego Calderon - COLOMBIA... 18 January 2008 3 years ago 2