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Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus)

Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus)

Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus)

Class: Aves
Family: Acciptridae
Common Name: Swallow-tailed Kite
Genus: Elanoides
Species Name: forficatus

About The Swallow-tailed Kite

Elanoides forficatus, otherwise known as the American swallow-tailed kite, is found primarily in the southeastern United States, from Louisiana to South Carolina. Most of the known population is centered in the southern tip of Florida. In the winter E. forficatus migrates to South America.

Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Native ); neotropical (Native )

Rights Holder: The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors
Bibliographic Citation: Maganti, J. 2007. "Elanoides forficatus" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 27, 2013 at Citation Link

Trips Where Observed

Mexico to Panama

Member Lifelists

North America
South America
United States

Sites Where Observed


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