Rufous-thighed Kite (Harpagus diodon) - HBW 2, p. 117
French: Milan diodon
Spanish: Milano Muslirrufo
Taxonomy: Falco diodon Temminck, 1823, Villa Viçoza, Rio Peruípe, Bahia, Brazil.
Plumage shows very close resemblance to Accipiter bicolor, perhaps suggesting protective mimicry. Monotypic.
Distribution: Locally in the Guianas, through E Brazil (Amazonia W to R Branco and R Purús) S to E Bolivia (Santa Cruz), Paraguay and N Argentina (Misiones, Jujuy and Salta).
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One of a pair that were perched in a tree.
Locality Puerto Iguazú, Misiones Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
njmotmot 15 December 2010 2 years ago 4
Locality Ubatuba, São Paulo State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 10 November 2012 46 weeks ago 3.8
Locality Rio das Furnas Reserve, Alfredo Wagner, Santa Catarina State, Brazil
Renato Rizzaro 27 January 2006 2 years ago 3.8
A bird in flight
Locality Parque do Zizo, São Paulo State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Arthur Grosset 5 November 2006 4 years ago 2.8
Locality Santa Catarina State, Brazil
Samantha Klein 4 February 2013 9 weeks ago 2.8