Order: Accipitriformes | Family: Accipitridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonas, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. Amazonas Peru
Age: Adult | Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. E Ecuador
Age: Adults | Sex: Male, Unknown, Female | Loc. No Data
Status: The Hook-billed kite is widespread in Amazonia and northwest Peru where is generally rare to uncommon. It is known to range up to 2100 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Elanio de Pico Ganchudo.
Sub-species: Hook-billed Kite (Chondrohierax uncinatus uncinatus), Temminck 1822.
Meaning of Name: Chondrohierax: Gr. khondros= coarse, crude; and hierax= falcon. uncinatus: L. uncus= with hook, hook.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.