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Swallow-tailed Kite

Elanoides forficatus


The Willian Beardall Tosohatchee State Reserve has a nice population of Swallowtail Kites. I saw at least 6 of them in the few hours I was on the trails. This one is carrying nesting material, and it had 2 other kites following close behind it.

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Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks James. 7 years ago


Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks EnvUnlimited. They're beautiful birds, hope you get some shots.

Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks Mark. I was fortunate the Kite flew right by me with good light.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Great shot Tom.

Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks for all the nice comments, sunnyjosef, venusflytrap, Cris, Ava, António and Rosa.

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 7 years ago

I'm so excited that the Swallow Kites are nesting now!! :D Awesome photo!

Very nice spotting Tom,congrats and thanks for sharing

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Since it's carrying nesting material, can you please consider adding this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at

Cris 7 years ago

Too beautiful!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago


sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Excellent spotting Tom

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 4, 2014
Submitted on Apr 6, 2014

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