Elanus leucurus breeding in Surinam

White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus) Science Article 2


The South American race of the White-tailed Kite (E. l. leucurus) according to Hellmayr and Conover (‘Catalogue of Birds of the Americas’. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Zool. Set. 13, pt. 1, No. 4: 18, 1949) has been found definitely breeding only in Argentina and Chile. ‘The scattered records from the northern parts of its range (Colombia, Rio Branco, the Guianas,V enezuela, a nd Trinidad),’ say these authors,’ probably refer to winter visitors from the south.’ My records f om Surinam also pointed in that direction, as I saw one in December, one in March, four in April, one in May, four in June and four in July.

F. HAVERSCHMIDT, The Auk, 76(4)

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