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).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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 3.8
Locality Rio das Furnas Reserve, Alfredo Wagner, Santa Catarina State, Brazil
Renato Rizzaro 27 January 2006 2 years ago 3.4
Locality Ubatuba, São Paulo State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 10 November 2012 21 weeks ago 3.3
A bird in flight
Locality Parque do Zizo, São Paulo State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Arthur Grosset 5 November 2006 3 years ago 2.3