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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Elanoides forficatus

Females usually lay two eggs per clutch. Natural vocalization; calls of a soaring adult.

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Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerelanoisesinvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Wikispecies has information related to Elanoides forficatus. The incoming parent hovers over the nest, and then gently settles down.

Unmistakable, with relatively small head and bill, There is no specific forficstus available on the lifespan of E. Incubation lasts 28 days, and 36 to 42 days to fledge. It is often found in groups both while feeding and at roosts. Breeding season The breeding season is short and usually occurs in the month of April. Most of the known population is centered in the southern tip of Florida. Eelanoides nest near sources of water in tall trees, anywhere from 18 to 40 meters above the ground.


ADW doesn’t ealnoides all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Swallow-tailed Kite is an elegant, unmistakable raptor of forests and swamps. After fledging the adults continue to provide food for their young.

Johnsgard, ; Johnsgard, Communication and Perception Swallow-tailed kites communicate primarily through cries, short, weak, high-pitched whistles, and twitters, usually while hunting or during mating season. There’s a role for everyone!

Range eggs per season 3 high Average eggs per season 2 Average time to hatching 28 days Range fledging age 36 to 42 days Range time to independence 50 low days Not much is known about the degree of parental investment in swallow-tailed kites.

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Although the home range size of Elanoidse. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends.


Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. They are listed as “rare” by the state of Georgia. Gaspar, Gaspar, Santa Catarina.

The wings are long and thin, enabling flight at high speeds as well. Birds of Prey of Northeastern America. Towards the end of the nesting elnaoides both parents will hunt.

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Beforethese birds were found as far as the northern Midwest, but due to logging, draining of swamps, and shooting, populations dwindled and are now found only in the southern U. Destruction of habitats is chiefly responsible for the decline in numbers.