Swallow-tailed Kite

Swallow-tailed Kite

Summary:

Literature Swallow-tailed Kite
[order] Falconiformes |

Swallow-tailed Kite determination[order] Falconiformes | [family] Accipitridae | [latin] Elanoides forficatus | [UK] Swallow-tailed Kite | [FR] Milan à queue fourchue | [DE] Schwalbenweih | [ES] Elanio Tijereta | [IT] Nibbio americano codadirondine | [NL] Zwaluwstaartwouw


Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Macheiramphus forficatus
  2. Elanoides forficatus yetapa s Mexico to n Argentina
  3. Elanoides forficatus forficatus se USA, n and e Mexico
  4. Elanoides forficatus NA, LA s USA to ne Argentina

Literature

Title
SIBLICIDE IN SWALLOW-TAILED KITES
Author(s): RICHARD I? GERHARDT
Abstract: We studied the reproductive behavior of Swallow-tailed Kites (Elanoides forficatus) in northern Guatemala. Modal clutch size was two (range l-2), but no nests succeeded in fledging more than one young…[more]..
Source: Wilson Bull., 109(l), 1997, pp. 112-120
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Title
PRE-NESTING BEHAVIOR OF THE SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (ELANOIDES FORFICATUS), INCLUDING INTERFERENCE BY AN UNMATED MALE WITH A BREEDING PAIR
Author(s): Lawrence Kilham
Abstract: Snyder( 1974) has described the breeding biology of the Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus). My observations of their pre-nesting behavior, made while staying at the Archbold Biological Station at Lake Placid, Florida, confirm his on copulatio..[more]..
Source: Raptor Research 14(1):29-31
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Title
FOOD DELIVERIES AT SWALLOW-TAILED KITE NESTS IN SOUTHERN FLORIDA
Author(s): KENNETH D. MEYER et al
Abstract: We studied the diets of nesting Swallowtailed Kites (Elanoides forficatus) at eight nests in 1988-1989 in southern Florida, where the species reaches its greatest abundance in the United States. Males fed females during the incubation stage..[more]..
Source: The Condor 106:171-176, 2004
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Title
AGONISTIC BEHAVIOR IN THE SWALLOW-TAILED KITE
Author(s): W. BOYD BLIHOVDE
Abstract: The Swallow-tailed Kite (
Elanoides forficatus
) is an uncommon to fairly common visitor
to wetland habitat of central Florida (Stevenson and Anderson 1994). This species is
easily recognized by its deeply forked tail and habit of soaring above t..[more]..
Source: Florida Field Naturalist 30(2):41, 2002
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All of Accipitridae

  1. Black Vulture
  2. Aegypius monachus
  1. Bonellis Eagle
  2. Hieraaetus fasciatus
  1. Booted Eagle
  2. Hieraaetus pennatus
  1. Buzzard
  2. Buteo buteo
  1. Egyptian Vulture
  2. Neophron percnopterus
  1. Golden Eagle
  2. Aquila chrysaetos
  1. Greater Spotted Eagle
  2. Aquila clanga
  1. Griffon
  2. Gyps fulvus
  1. Honey Buzzard
  2. Pernis apivorus
  1. Imperial Eagle
  2. Aquila heliaca
  1. Lammergeier
  2. Gypaetus barbatus
  1. Lappet-faced Vulture
  2. Torgos tracheliotus
  1. Lesser Spotted Eagle
  2. Aquila pomarina
  1. Levant Sparrowhawk
  2. Accipiter brevipes
  1. Long-Legged Buzzard
  2. Buteo rufinus
  1. Montagus Harrier
  2. Circus pygargus
  1. Northern Goshawk
  2. Accipiter gentilis
  1. Northern Harrier
  2. Circus cyaneus
  1. Osprey
  2. Pandion haliaetus
  1. Rough-legged Hawk
  2. Buteo lagopus
  1. Short-toed Snake-Eagle
  2. Circaetus gallicus
  1. Spanish Imperial Eagle
  2. Aquila adalberti
  1. Sparrowhawk
  2. Accipiter nisus
  1. Swallow-tailed Kite
  2. Elanoides forficatus
  1. Western Marsh-Harrier
  2. Circus aeruginosus
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