Elanoides forficatus, otherwise known as the American swallow-tailed kite, is found primarily in the southeastern United States, from Louisiana to South Carolina. American Swallow-tailed Hawk, Northern Swallow-tailed Kite (forficatus), Southern Swallow-tailed Kite (yetapa). Swallow-tailed Kite · Elanoides forficatus · (Linnaeus, ). Order: ACCIPITRIFORMES. Family: Accipitridae (Kites, Hawks, Eagles). Genus: Elanoides. Species.

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If you are able to help please contact: Swallow-tailed kites contribute to control of insect populations in habitats they occupy.

Volume 1 2nd ed. Swallow-tailed fofricatus are monogamous, although pair bonds are not necessarily maintained between breeding seasons. Negative There are no known adverse effects of E.

The bird usually does not break flight during feeding. Both parents incubate the eggs.

The swallow-tailed kite was first described as the “swallow-tail hawk” and ” accipiter cauda furcata ” forked-tail hawk by the English naturalist Mark Catesby in Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Young bird perched begging for food. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey.


The major requirement of these nesting sites are food availability and tree height. Habitat Primarily over forests in tropical and subtropical zones, perhaps higher; sometimes shows certain Most North and Central American breeders winter in South America where the species is resident year round.

Swallow-tailed Kite

Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Descriptive notes 52—66 cm; race forficatus — g, race yetapa — g; wingspan — cm.

Swallow-tailed kites occupy wooded swamps, open forests, lake shores, and freshwater marshes. Hausman, ; Wetmore, Wikisource forfkcatus original text related to this article: There is little known about the role of wallow-tailed kites in their native ecosystem, although it can be surmised that they help control insect populations. The tail is long and deeply forked and the wings are long and pointed. More specifically refers to a group of organisms in which members act as specialized subunits a continuous, modular society – as in clonal organisms.

Wingspan is from to cm. It was formerly named Falco forficatus. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Elanoides forficatus – Wiktionary

Towards the end of the nesting period both parents will hunt. The elanoidrs is fairly short for the size of the bird at 3. A vocalization made by a male bird after presenting a female with a piece of nest building material which she immediately rejected.


Birds of Prey of Northeastern America.

The Swallow Tailed Kite is largely associated with large tracts of wetland forests which elanoiees the birds nesting habits. External sites may use a different taxonomy than Xeno-canto. It has a white head, white underparts, and white underwing coverts that epanoides sharply with glossy black upperparts and entirely black flight feathers.

Little is known about predators of swallow-tailed kites, but fledglings are often preyed on by owls, especially great horned owls Bubo virginianus. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe.

ADW: Elanoides forficatus: INFORMATION

Zumba, Zamora Chinchipe 2 km W of town. Like other raptors, swallow-tailed kites, primarily use vision to hunt for food. Rufous-bellied eagle Lophotriorchis kienerii.