swallow-tailed kite

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Related to Elanus forficatus: Elanoides forficatus

swallow-tailed kite

n.
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