Harpagus is a genus of birds of prey found in tropical American forests where they are usually observed perching high in trees or soaring above the forest.
These small kites measure 30 to 35 cm in length, including the long tail. They have oval wings, which they characteristically curve downward when soaring or gliding. The dark tails have pale bars. They have a white throat with a dark stripe down the middle. They have two notches on each side of the upper bill.
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