Photo by Melody

Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus)

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Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Elanoides
Species: forficatus

Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

, Florida
Felda, Florida
Labelle, Florida
Malabar, Florida
Mims, Florida
Naples, Florida
Palm Bay, Florida
Palm Shores, Florida
Quincy, Florida
Trenton, Florida
Williston, Florida
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Boyce, Louisiana
North Vacherie, Louisiana
Baytown, Texas
Old River-winfree, Texas

By gardenpom
Thumbnail #1 of Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus) by gardenpom

By dermoidhome

Thumbnail #2 of Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus) by dermoidhome

Member Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive barian On Aug 24, 2009, barian from Boyce, LA wrote:

This is a beautiful bird and very big. We live on the Red River close to places they like to nest.

Positive coastalzonepush On Mar 29, 2013, coastalzonepush from Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b) wrote:

such a cool bird. i saw one fighting with mockingbirds high in the air. the sharp whistle and circling shadows are what caught my attention.

so different from the typical birds

Timer: 8.18 jiffies (0.081837177276611).


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