Length: 20-25 in Wingspan: 45-50 in Weight: 1-1.5 lbs
Slender bird with pointed wings and long, forked tail. Black tail and flight feathers, white belly, head, and underwing.
Range map by Neotropical Birds
Swallow-Tailed Kites are aerial acrobats. Their sleek figures and pointed wings make sharp rolls and steep climbs look easy, or these birds may opt to hang motionless in the air, making it no wonder how they earned their whimsical name.
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