Biodiversity - American Swallow tailed Kite

  • Name: American Swallow tailed Kite

  • Scientific name: Elanoides forficatus

  • Category: Birds

  • Family: Accipridae

Status:  Common

Size:  58 cm

Weight:  480 grams

Elevation:  up to 3,000 meters above sea level.

 

In migration season can descend to 100 meters above sea level.  Some populations make elevational migrations and others migrate to South America.

Solitary or in pairs;  a very sociable species.

This species is considered one of the most agile in flight;  descends with great velocity and spectacualar turns.





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