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Scissor-tailed Kite

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Fork-tailed Kite, Swallow-tailed Hawk Alternate name
Chelictinia riocourii Scientific name
Accipitriformes Order
Acciptridae Family
65cm Length
Low land, hot deserts, forests with swamps, marshes, and other wet areas. Range:- Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Habitat
Insects, small birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians Food  
3330 - TSN: 559183 World Number
Least Concern Status

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Czech: Lunec vidloocası, luněc vidloocası
Danish: Svaleglente
German: Schwalbens Schwanzaar, Schwalbenschwanzaar, Schwalbenschwanz-Aar
English: African Swallow-tailed Kite, Fork-tailed Kite, Scissor-tailed Kite, Swallow-tailed Kite
Spanish: Elanio Golondrina
Estonian: sirehaugas
Finnish: afrikansirohaukka, amerikansirohaukka, Sirohaukka
French: Élanion naucler, Milan de Riocour, Naucler d'Afrique
Hebrew: דיה אפריקאית חדת זנב
Italian: Nibbio codadifrobice, Nibbio codaforbice
Japanese: afurikatsubametobi
Japanese: アフリカツバメトビ
Latin: Chelictinia riocourii
Lithuanian: Afrikinis peslys
Dutch: Afrikaanse Zwaluwstaartwouw
Norwegian: Sakseglente
Polish: kaniuk dlugosterny, kaniuk długosterny
Russian: Африканский дымчатый коршун, Африканский коршун-ласточка, Коршун-Ласточка
Slovak: Luniak vidlochvostı
Swedish: Svalglada
Swahili: Mwewe Kizelele
Turkish: çatal kuyruklu çaylak, Çatal-Kuyruklu Çaylak
Chinese: 剪尾鸢
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