Swallow-tailed Kite

Elanoides forficatus

Order

FALCONIFORMES

Family

Kites, Eagles and Hawks (Accipitridae)

Code 4

STKI

Code 6

ELAFOR

ITIS

HEAD

Swallow-tailed Kite Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Large variations in observations including dark brown, orange or red irises, No explanation has been suggested for these color differences.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: White
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: White
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Swallow-tailed Kite Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 48-64 cm (19-25 in)
  • Weight: 442 g (15.6 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Black
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Swallow-tailed Kite Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Soars on thermals and updrafts., Buoyant flight with deep slow wing beats and glides.
  • Wingspan Range: 114-127 cm (45-50 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Forked Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Gray
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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