Birds of Colombia

    ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae (Kites, Hawks, Eagles)  
Genus: Elanoides (1 species, 1 worldwide)



Swallow-tailed Kite
Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus forficatus)
Florida, United States  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A lightweight kite (small hawk) with a distinctive tail, usually seen soaring without much wing motion. They search for insects, reptiles and amphibians in tree tops.
Perched.
Dive-bathing.


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