At 14:00 h on 9 July 2010 the adult female was returning to the nest along the ground in a cleared area at the edge of the forest when a Hook-billed Kite (Chondrohierax uncinatus) dove from the sky in an attempt to capture the squirrel.
Feeding habits and bill polymorphism in hook-billed kites.
Our other two kites, the snail kite and the hook-billed
, specialize in fresh escargot.
Norman's a cockatiel - a small, gray, hook-billed
bird with a yellow head and bright orange cheeks - and he spends much of his day brightening the lives of the residents at Emerald Valley.
In Borthwick's Hook-Billed
Kites, a birder is even strangled with his own binoculars (79).