swallow-tailed kite(redirected from Elanus forficatus)
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Related to Elanus forficatus: Elanoides forficatus
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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|Noun||1.||swallow-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