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Swallow-tailed Kite

Elanoides forficatus ORDER: ACCIPITRIFORMES FAMILY: ACCIPITRIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A strikingly marked raptor of wetlands in the southeastern United States, the Swallow-tailed Kite captures flying insects or plucks insects and lizards from the tops of trees.

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Calls

  • Call
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Call a high, whistled "klee, klee, klee."

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