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Grey-headed Kite
Leptodon cayanensis (Latham, 1790)
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Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
  Leptodon

Scientific:
  Leptodon cayanensis

Citation:
  (Latham, 1790)

Reference:
  IndexOrn. 1 p.28

Protonym:
  Falco cayanensis

Avibase ID:
  C2A2B3630E901B72

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/C2A2B363

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175447

Geographic range:

  • Leptodon cayanensis cayanensis: SE Mexico to w Ecuador, the Guianas and Amazonia; Trinidad
  • Leptodon cayanensis monachus: Central Brazil to e Bolivia, n Argentina and Paraguay
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Grey-headed Kite
Czech:
  luňákovec šedohlavý
German:
  Cayenneweih
Danish:
  Gråhovedet Bazavåge
Spanish:
  Milano Cabecigrís
Finnish:
  jokihaukka
French:
  Bec-en-croc de Cayenne
Italian:
  Nibbio testagrigia
Japanese:
  haigashiratobi
Japanese:
  ハイガシラトビ
Dutch:
  Grijskopwouw
Norwegian:
  Gråhodeglente
Polish:
  leptodon szaroglowy
Portuguese:
  Gaviao-de-cabeca-cinza
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Gavião-de-cabeça-cinza
Russian:
  Кайеннский коршун
Slovak:
  luň menlivý
Swedish:
  gråhuvad glada
Chinese:
  灰头美洲鸢


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Grey-headed Kite ( Leptodon cayanensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Grey-headed Kite ( Leptodon cayanensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Milan de Cayenne ( Leptodon cayanensis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Gray-headed Kite ( Leptodon cayanensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Gray-headed Kite ( Leptodon cayanensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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James Lee Peters (original):
    Odontriorchis palliatus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Grey-headed Kite ( Leptodon cayanensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Grey-headed Kite ( Leptodon cayanensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Grey-headed Kite ( Leptodon cayanensis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Gray-headed Kite ( Leptodon cayanensis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
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South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
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South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
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South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
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South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
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South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Gray-headed Kite ( Leptodon cayanensis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Gray-headed Kite ( Leptodon cayanensis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
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South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   Gray-headed Kite ( Leptodon cayanensis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
   Gray-headed Kite ( Leptodon cayanensis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
   Gray-headed Kite ( Leptodon cayanensis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Leptodon cayanensis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Leptodon [cayanensis or forbesi] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Alternative arrangements:  1  2 


Other synonyms

Catalan: Milà capgrís
Czech: Lunákovec šedohlavý, luňákovec šedohlavý
Danish: Gråhovedet Bazavåge
German: Cayennenweih, Cayenneweih
English: Cayenne Kite, Gray headed Kite, Gray-headed Kite, Grey headed Kite, Grey-headed Kite
Spanish: Aguililla Cabecigrís, Elanio Cabecigris, Gavilán Cabecigris, Gavilán Cabecigrís, Gavilán Cabeza Gris, gavilán cabeza-gris, Milano Blanco y Gris, Milano cabecigrís, Milano cabeza gris
Spanish (Argentine): Milano cabeza gris
Spanish (Colombia): Aguililla Cabecigrís
Spanish (Costa Rica): Gavilán cabecigris, Gavilán Cabecigrís
Spanish (Spain): Milano Cabecigrís
Spanish (Honduras): Milano cabeza gris
Spanish (Mexico): gavilán cabeza gris, gavilán cabeza-gris, Milano cabecigrís
Spanish (Nicaragua): Elanio Cabecigris
Spanish (Panama): Elanio Cabecigrís
Spanish (Peru): Elanio de Cabeza Gris
Spanish (Paraguay): Milano cabeza gris
Spanish (Venezuela): Gavilán Guacharaquero, Gavilán Palomero
Estonian: valjashaugas
Finnish: Jokihaukka
French: Bec-en-croc de Cayenne, Milan de Cayenne
French (AOU): Milan de Cayenne
Guarani: Taguato morotî, Taguato-morotî
Hungarian: szürkefejű darázskánya
Italian: Nibbio testagrigia
Japanese: haigashiratobi
Japanese: ハイガシラトビ
Latin: Falco cayanensis, Leptodon cayanensis, Leptodon cayanensis cayanensis, Odontriorchis palliatus
Lithuanian: Pilkagalvis peslys
Dutch: Cayenne Wouw, Grijskopwouw
Norwegian: Gråhodeglente
Wayampi: Tõõ
Polish: leptodon szaroglowy, leptodon szarogłowy
Portuguese: Gaviao-de-cabeca-cinza, gavião-de-cabeça-cinza, gavião-gato
Portuguese (Brazil): Gavião de Caneça Cinza, Gavião-de-cabeça-cinza, gaviao-gato, gavião-gato
Portuguese (Portugal): Gavião-de-cabeça-cinzenta
Russian: Кайеннский коршун, Кайенский Коршун, Сероголовый кайенский коршун
Slovak: luň menlivý
Sranan: Aka
Swedish: gråhuvad glada, Gråhuvad gökfalk
Turkish: Gri Başlı Çaylak
Chinese: 灰头美洲鸢
Chinese (Traditional): 灰頭鳶

 

         

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