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Swallow-tailed Kite

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American Swallow-tailed Kite Alternate name
Elanoides forficatus Scientific name
Accipitriformes Order
Acciptridae Family
55-65 cm Length
Forests with swamps, marshes, and other wet areas, Widespread in North America, Central America, South America, The Caribbean and West Indies & Bermuda. Habitat
2-4 Clutch
Frogs,dragonflys, other insects, small birds, reptiles. Food  
3323 - TSN: 175289 World Number
Least Concern Status

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Swallow-tailed Kite Ssp: yetapa Nick Athanas Chapada dos Guimar„es, north of CuiabŠ, MT Brazil flight calls XC16615

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Catalan: Esparver cuaforcat
Czech: luňŠk vlaötovčŪ, LunŠkovec vlaötovcŪ
Danish: Svalehaleglente
German: Schwalbenweih, Schwalbenweihe
English: American Swallow-tailed Kite, Swallow-tailed Kite
Spanish: Aguililla Tijereta, Elanio Tijereta, Elianio Tijereta, GavilŠn Cola de Tijera, GavilŠn tijerrilla, Halcůn Tijereta, Milano Tijereta
Spanish (Argentine): Milano tijereta
Spanish (Colombia): Aguililla Tijereta
Spanish (Costa Rica): Elanio tijereta
Spanish (Cuba): GavilŠn Cola de Tijera
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): GavilŠn Cola de Tijera
Spanish (Honduras): GavilŠn tijerrilla
Spanish (Mexico): Milano Tijereta
Spanish (Nicaragua): Elanio Tijereta
Spanish (Paraguay): Milano tijereta
Spanish (Uruguay): Halcůn Tijereta
Spanish (Venezuela): GavilŠn Tijereta
Estonian: pššsuhaugas
Basque: Elano mir-buztanduna, Esparver cuaforcat
Finnish: afrikansirohaukka, amerikansirohaukka, Haarasirohaukka
French: Milan ŗ queue fourchue, Naucler ŗ queue fourchue
Galician: Esparver cuaforcat
Guarani: Taguato jetapa
Haitian Creole French: Malfini ke chankre
Hebrew: דיה זנב סנונית
Italian: Nibbio americano codadirondine, Nibbio coda di rondine
Japanese: tsubametobi
Japanese: ツバメトビ
Latin: Elanoides forficatus
Lithuanian: Laibasparnis peslys
Dutch: Zwaluwstaart Wouw, Zwaluwstaartwouw
Norwegian: Svaleglente
Polish: jaskůlak, Jaskůlak amerykański
Portuguese: gavi„o-das-taperas, Gaviao-tesoura, gavi„o-tesoura, itapema, tapema, tapena, tesour„o, tesoureira
Portuguese (Brazil): gavi„o-das-taperas, Gavi„o-tesoura, itapema, tapema, tapena, tesour„o, tesoureira
Russian: Вилохвостый коршун, Коршун вилохвостый, ласточковый коршун
Slovak: koröun vidlochvostż, Luniakovec lastovičkochvostż
Swedish: Svalstjšrtsglada
Chinese: 燕尾鸢
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