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Slender-billed Kite

Helicolestes hamatus (Temminck, 1821)

The Slender-billed Kite (Helicolestes hamatus) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes the eagles, hawks and Old World vultures. It is found near water in forested parts of tropical northern and central South America, and far eastern Panama. Both genders resemble the male Snail Kite, and the Slender-billed Kite has often been included in the same genus, Rostrhamus. Adults always have yellow eyes and the all-dark tail is noticeably shorter than in the Snail Kite. Immatures resemble adults, but have brownish eyes and three (incl. tip) narrow white bands in the tail. As in the Snail Kite, the unusually shaped bill is an adaption for feeding on aquatic snails, and while it sometimes takes crabs, it mainly feeds on snails of the genus Pomacea. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
  Helicolestes

Scientific:
  Helicolestes hamatus

Citation:
  (Temminck, 1821)

Reference:
  Pl.Col. livr.11 pl.61,text

Protonym:
  Falco hamatus

Avibase ID:
  58078CCA004B027C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/58078CCA

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 824061

Geographic range:

  • Helicolestes hamatus: E Panama to the Guianas, n Bolivia and Amazonian Brazil
English:
Slender-billed Kite
Czech:
luněc bělooký
German:
Hakenweih
Danish:
Korthalet Glente
Spanish:
Caracolero Plomizo
Finnish:
sinikotilohaukka
French:
Milan à long bec
Italian:
Nibbio beccosottile
Japanese:
hashibosotobi
Japanese:
ハシボソトビ
Dutch:
Slanksnavelwouw
Norwegian:
Smalnebbglente
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Smalnebbglente
Polish:
slimakojad zóltooki
Portuguese:
Gaviao-do-igapo
Portuguese (Brazil):
Gavião-do-igapó
Russian:
Тонкоклювый коршун-слизнеед
Slovak:
hákozobec modrosivý
Swedish:
smalnäbbad glada
Ukrainian:
Шуліка-слимакоїд жовтоокий
Chinese:
黑臀食螺鸢


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Milan à long bec ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Milan à long bec ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Clements 1st edition:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Clements 3rd edition:
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Clements 4th edition:
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Clements 6th edition:
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Clements, version 2015:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Clements, version 2016:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Clements, version 2017:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Clements, version 2018:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Clements, version 2019:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
eBird version 1.50:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
eBird version 1.52:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
eBird version 1.53:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
eBird version 1.54:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
eBird version 1.55:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
eBird version 2015:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
eBird version 2016:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
eBird version 2017:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
eBird version 2018:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
eBird version 2019:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
James Lee Peters:
Rostrhamus hamatus
James Lee Peters (original):
Helicolestes hamatus
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Rostrhamus hamatus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
Slender-billed Kite ( Rostrhamus hamatus)
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
Slender-billed Kite ( Helicolestes hamatus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Rostrhamus hamatus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Helicolestes hamatus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Caragoler negre
Czech: luněc bělooký, Plžojed belooký
Danish: Korthalet Glente
German: Hakenweih
English: Slender billed Kite, Slender-billed Kite
English (IOC): Slender-billed Kite
Spanish: Caracolero Negro, Caracolero Plomizo, Gavilán Pico de Hoz
Spanish (Colombia): Caracolero Negro
Spanish (Ecuador): Elanio Piquigarfio
Spanish (Spain): Caracolero Plomizo
Spanish (HBW): Slender-billed Kite
Spanish (Panama): Elanio Piquidelgado
Spanish (Peru): Elanio de Pico Delgado
Spanish (Venezuela): Gavilán Pico de Hoz
Estonian: jõgi-teohaugas
Finnish: Kotilohaarahaukka, Sinikotilohaukka
French: Buse à bec mince, Milan à bec en hameçon, Milan à long bec
Italian: Nibbio beccosottile
Japanese: hashibosotobi
Japanese: ハシボソトビ
Scientific: Falco hamatus, Helicolestes hamatus, Rostrhamus hamatus
Lithuanian: Paprastasis liaunasnapis peslys
Dutch: Slanksnavelwouw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Smalnebbglente
Norwegian: Smalnebbglente
Polish: slimakojad zóltooki, ślimakojad żółtooki
Portuguese: caramujeiro, gavião-bico-de-gancho, gavião-caramujeiro, gavião-de-uruá, Gaviao-do-igapo, gavião-do-igapó
Portuguese (Brazil): caramujeiro, gavião-bico-de-gancho, gavião-caramujeiro, gavião-de-uruá, gaviao-do-igapo, Gavião-do-igapó
Portuguese (Portugal): Gavião-dos-igapós
Russian: Тонкоклювый коршун-слизнеед
Slovak: hákozobec modrosivý, hákozobec úzkozobý
Serbian: Tankokljuna lunja
Sranan: Aka
Swedish: Smalbnäbbsglada, smalnäbbad glada
Turkish: Uzun Gagalı Çaylak
Ukrainian: Шуліка-слимакоїд жовтоокий
Chinese: 黑臀食螺鸢
Chinese (Traditional): 細嘴鳶

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