Swallow-tailed Kite Description
  • Striking black and white plumage
  • Long, scissor-like tail
  • Long, narrow, pointed wings
  • Medium sized raptor (24" tall, 48" wingspan)
  • Graceful, gliding, soaring flyers - flaps rarely
  • Habitat: bottomland forests and open habitat
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If you see a Swallow-tailed Kite, you can help us determine their distribution, monitor population trends, and locate important nesting and foraging sites by filling out the form below.

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