American swallow-tailed kite, Elanoides forficatus  (Ciconiiformes: Accipitridae) - 5369188

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

Descriptor: Adult(s)
Description: Two Swallow-tailed Kites in a dead tree above a waterway connected to the St. Johns River in central Florida.  This photo was taken early in the morning before these and the other 600 kites in this roost area took flight for the day. This picture was taken the last week of July as the kites gather to fly south to Brazil each summer from Florida.
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: 5369188

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