Image Number: 5369184

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Descriptor:
Adult(s)
Description:
Hundreds of Swallow-tailed Kites gather each summer at roosts in Florida and fly up from their roosts on morning thermals to start their daily soaring for food. This kite is near the St. Johns River in Florida before its leaves for its yearly journey to Brazil.
Image type:
Field

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Image location:
Florida, United States

Subject

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Subfamily: Accipitrinae
Genus: Elanoides
Subject: Elanoides forficatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Image uploaded:
Friday, March 7, 2008
Image last updated:
Friday, September 12, 2008