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The swallow-tailed kite (elanoides forticatus) can be found over woodland and forested swamps, marshes and rivers as well as open fields that might harbor small animals and insects. Elanoides forticatus migrates between the southeastern United States  and South America as far as eastern Peru and northern Argentina. It is seen in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America as well.

 

The swallow-tailed kite is a large, slender, raptor that uses it long, narrow wings and long deeply forked tail to maneuver and stay aloft, rarely needing to flap its wings.

The adult swallow-tailed kites eat mostly insects and swallow their food while flying, rarely perching during the day. Although the adults eat mainly insects, they feed their young from the many small animals they capture. The males bring in animals that they pass to the females to feed to the nestlings.

 

Swallow-tailed kites have been known to bring whole wasp nests back to their nests, eat the larva, and use the remains of the wasp nest to help line their nest. They nest in tall trees near open fields with lots of small animals for prey.

Picture of a swallow-tailed kite's mastery of the sky as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Aerial Artistry

Picture of a swallow-tailed kite soaring over a central Florida pastureas a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Swallow Tail Kite

Picture of a swallow-tailed kite soaring over a pasture in Hernando County, Florida as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Banking Turn

Picture of a swallow-tailed kite with an opossum as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.
Picture of a swallow-tailed kite in Hernando County, Florida as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.
Picture of a swallow-tailed kite soaring over an eastern Hernando County, Florida field as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.
Picture of a swallow-tailed kite with an opossum it caught as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Successful Hunt

Title: Sharp Lines

Title: Provider

Title: Possum Dinner

Picture of a swallow-tailed kite soaring over a hay field in eastern Hernando County, Florida as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Mastery Of The Skies

Picture of a swallow-tailed kite over an eastern Hernando County, Florida pasture as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Soaring Search

Picture of a swallow tailed kite soaring as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Full Spread

Picture of a swallow-tailed kite soaring over the fields near Oxford, Florida as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Preparation For Migration

Picture of a swallow-tailed kite in a tree in Hillsborough County, Florida's E.G. Simmons Park as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Resting Kite

Picture of a swallow-tailed kite taking off from a tree in E.G. Simmons Park as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Coming Right At You

Picture of a swallow-tailed kite soaring over a hay field in Hernando County, Florida as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:  Vigilant Parent

Picture of a swallow-tailed kite eating an insect in mid flight as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:  Mid Flight Snack

Picture of a young swallow-tailed kite resting in a tree in rural Hernando County, Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:  Beggar

Picture of a swallow-tailed kite eating an insect in flight in Hernando County, Florida as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:  Fattening Diet

A soaring swallow-tailod kite as a fine art nature print for the walls of your home or office.

Title:  Soaring Swallow-tailed Kite

Picture of a swallow-tailed kite calling as it soars in the sky as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:  Come Eat

A swallow-tailed kite as a fine art nature print for the walls of your home or office.

Title:  Forked Tail

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