American swallow-tailed kite, Elanoides forficatus  (Ciconiiformes: Accipitridae) - 5369184

American swallow-tailed kite
Elanoides forficatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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
Image location: Florida, United States

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Name: Joe Nicholson
Organization: Nature photographer
Country: United States

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Image Number: 5369184

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Image uploaded on Friday, March 07, 2008
Image Information last updated on Friday, September 12, 2008