swallow-tailed kite


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swallow-tailed kite

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A raptor (Elanoides forficatus) with bold black-and-white plumage and a deeply forked tail, found in the southeast United States and Central and South America.
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Noun1.swallow-tailed kite - graceful North American black-and-white kiteswallow-tailed kite - graceful North American black-and-white kite
kite - any of several small graceful hawks of the family Accipitridae having long pointed wings and feeding on insects and small animals
Elanoides, genus Elanoides - a genus of kites
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Winnebago County posted a pine grosbeak; a swallow-tailed kite flew over Massac; and a wood stork drew birders to Rend Lake in Jefferson.
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Landenberger's superb full color paintings of Iowa's bird life ranging from the American Kestrel, to the Snowy Owl, to the Swallow-Tailed Kite, to the American Bald Eagle.
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Other migratory birds known to frequent traditional coffee farms include the ovenbird, wood thrush, Baltimore oriole, ruby-throated and buff-bellied hummingbirds, swallow-tailed kite, Kentucky warbler, hermit warbler, painted bunting, greater pewee, chuck-will's-widow and short-tailed hawk.
The Industry Cooperator Award was given to the Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI) for its contribution to the Swallow-tailed Kite Project.
The wetland also boasts some 250 species of birds, including the southern screamer, the long-winged harrier, maguari and jabiru storks and the swallow-tailed kite.
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