This kite has been facing an identity crisis for a long time, often mistaken for its close relative – The grey-headed kite. An elegant white collar is the prime sign of identification for this species that distinguishes it from others. These sedentary, shy, tree-loving birds have suffered huge habitat loss due to deforestation (especially in the Atlantic coastal forest). Their behavior ecology is still a mystery.
Biologists have been trying to learn more about them but failed to do so. Not every day do you spot a white-collared kite (only a handful left), so be sure to capture this miracle in your camera roll if you get a chance.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No