White-collared Kite Leptodon forbesi


Sounds and Vocal Behavior


According to Dénes et al. (2011) and Seipke et al. (2011), vocalizations of the White-collared Kite apparently show no meaningful differences from known Gray-headed Kite calls. Mostly heard was the wuh-wuh- wuh..., or caw-caw-caw..., in series of 10–20, in flight, which may elicit response from individuals of nearby territories. The authors also describe the cat-like eeeAAW, often during the Butterfly Display flight, also similar to that of the Gray-headed Kite (Thorstrom 1997).

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

Recommended Citation

White-collared Kite (Leptodon forbesi), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/whckit1