Order: Accipitriformes | Family: Accipitridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Colombia
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Brazil
Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Ecuador
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Colombia & Peru
Status: The Plumbeous Kite is widespread and fairly common in Amazonia. It is known to range up to 1500 m along the foothill of the Andes, and to be uncommon in the semi-deciduous forest of northwest Peru. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Elanio Plomizo.
Sub-species: Plumbeous Kite (Ictinia plumbea), J. F. Gmelin 1788.
Meaning of Name: Ictinia: Gr. Iktinos= hawk, falcon. plumbea: L. plumbea, plumbeus= lead, lead color.
- 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.