Photo by Melody

Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus)

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


2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives


This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Felda, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Labelle, Florida
Malabar, Florida
Melbourne, Florida
Mims, Florida
Naples, Florida
Palm Bay, Florida
Quincy, Florida
Saint Cloud, Florida
Trenton, Florida
Williston, Florida
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Boyce, Louisiana
Vacherie, Louisiana
Baytown, Texas
Dayton, 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:

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

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