April 9, 2017 – Pearl Kite (Gampsonyx swainsonii)

These small raptors are found from southern Central America to much of central and eastern South America. They eat mostly lizards, along with other small vertebrates including frogs and birds, and some large insects. Hunting from conspicuous perches, or sometimes from the air, they dive onto their prey. Pairs build insubstantial nests from twigs, high in trees, repairing them with new twigs as the chicks age. Females do most of the incubation, while males bring food to the nest.


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