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Leptodon forbesi 2019

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subsectio: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Eusaurischia
Cladus: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Cladus: Averostra
Cladus: Tetanurae
Cladus: Avetheropoda
Cladus: Coelurosauria
Cladus: Maniraptoromorpha
Cladus: Maniraptoriformes
Cladus: Maniraptora
Cladus: Pennaraptora
Cladus: Eumaniraptora
Cladus: Avialae
Infraclassis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Euornithes
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Ornithurae
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Ordo: Accipitriformes

Familia: Accipitridae
Subfamilia: Perninae
Genus: Leptodon
Species: Leptodon forbesi

Leptodon forbesi (Swann, 1922)

original combination: Odontriorchis forbesi (protonym)


A synopsis of the Accipitres (Diurnal birds of prey) ed.2 p.159 BHL
IUCN: Leptodon forbesi (Endangered)

Vernacular names
العربية: حدأة أبيض العنق
azərbaycanca: Ağ halqalı çalağan
brezhoneg: Barged kolier gwenn
català: Milà blanc
čeština: Luňákovec bělokrký
Cymraeg: Barcud torchog
English: White-collared kite
Esperanto: Blankakola milvo
español: Milano acollarado
suomi: Valkokaulushaukka
français: Bec-en-croc de Forbes
日本語: シロエリトビ
Nederlands: Witkraagwouw
polski: Leptodon białogłowy
português: Gavião-de-pescoço-branco
svenska: halsbandsglada
Türkçe: Beyaz halkalı çaylak
中文: 白頸鳶

The white-collared kite (Leptodon forbesi) is a South American raptor. It is endemic to northeastern Brazil.


The white-collared kite is 49–50 cm long and weighs 550–580 g. Adults have a grey head with a white hindneck, black upperparts, white underparts, and a grey tail with a very broad, black subterminal band and whitish tip. It is very similar to the more widespread grey-headed kite (L. cayanensis) and was often merged into it as a subspecies.

This species is classified as Critically Endangered. There have been very few sightings of it, and nothing is known of its feeding or breeding ecology. The areas in which it has been sighted, in coastal Alagoas, Pernambuco and Paraíba,[2] have been subject to massive deforestation. The current population is estimated at some 50–249 mature individuals .

The binomial commemorates the British zoologist William Alexander Forbes.

BirdLife International (2018). "Leptodon forbesi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T22724659A132176387. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22724659A132176387.en. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
"Gavião-de-pescoço-branco (Leptodon forbesi) | Aves de Rapina Brasil". Retrieved 2021-10-11.

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