Slender-billed Kite (Rostrhamus hamatus) - HBW 2, p. 117
French: Milan à long bec
Spanish: Caracolero Plomizo
Taxonomy: Falco hamatus Temminck, 1821, Brazil.
Traditionally, and perhaps more appropriately placed in its own genus, Helicolestes, due to marked differences with R. sociabilis in proportions and shape (especially in flight), style of flight, calls, display and habitat. Monotypic.
Distribution: E Panama, through N & E Colombia, to W, N & SE Venezuela and Surinam; also S through Amazonian Brazil to E Peru and N Bolivia (Beni); limits of range poorly documented, in part due to confusion with R. sociabilis.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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A pair mating next to their nest in a large bare tree. Locality Weg naar Zee, Paramaribo, Paramaribo District, Suriname (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 19 February 2011 1 year ago 20 sec 4.3
an individual perched at edge of a channel, near the road Locality Tucupita, Delta Amacuro, Venezuela
DAVID ASCANIO 30 April 2008 2 years ago 1 min 1 sec 4.3
A calling bird, reacting on a congener who is calling nearby (probably it's partner). Locality Pepperpot, Paramaribo, Paramaribo District, Suriname (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 21 February 2011 1 year ago 46 sec 4
Bird calling Locality Canaima National Park, Bolívar State, Venezuela
Keith and Lynn Youngs 20 November 2008 1 year ago 21 sec 3.5
An individual standing on a high branch and looking around Locality Tucupita, Delta Amacuro, Venezuela (Monotypic species)
DAVID ASCANIO 30 April 2003 5 years ago 39 sec 3.2
A bird calling from a bare tree. Locality Pepperpot, Paramaribo, Paramaribo District, Suriname (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 21 February 2011 1 year ago 34 sec 3
An adult, next a bridge into the city.
Locality Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil
Anselmo d Affonseca 1 year ago 4.2
Individual young undetermined.
Locality Macapá, Amapá State, Brazil
Bruno Salaroli 1 July 2012 34 weeks ago 4
In the flooded forest along the south bank of the Rio Negro
Locality Ariau Resort, Iranduba, Amazonas, Brazil
Dave Rintoul 23 May 2011 1 year ago 4
Bird in a swamp near Finca Vuelta Larga
Jim Watt 28 March 2008 4 years ago 3.6
sitting on branch, view of back and head in profile
Locality Napo Wildlife Center, Orellana Province, Ecuador
David Barr 24 October 2010 2 years ago 3.5