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Swallow-Tailed Kite Description

  • Striking black and white plumage
  • Long, scissor-like tail
  • Long, narrow, pointed wings
  • Medium sized raptor (24" tall, 48" wingspan)
  • Graceful,gliding, soaring flyers — flaps rarely
  • Habitat: bottomland forests and open habitat

If you see a Swallow-tailed Kite, you can help us determine their distribution, monitor population trends, and locate important nesting and foraging sites by reporting the following information:

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Did you observe a nest?

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Click on links below to see images of the behaviors Soaring
Perching
Carrying Nest Materials (sticks, Spanish Moss)
Vocalizing
Flapping
Foraging over open habitat (please describe in comments)
Foraging over forest habitat

Have you seen the kites more than once?

Did your sighting occur during the SC Audubon boat survey?

Did the observation occur on your property?

How many acres do you manage?

Would you be interested in hearing more about managing your land for Swallow-tailed Kites?

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