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Swallow Tailed Kite

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The Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus) breeds from the southeastern United States to eastern Peru and northern Argentina. Most North and Central American breeders winter in South America where the species is resident year round. The Swallow-tailed Kite feeds on small reptiles, such as snakes and lizards. It may also feed on small amphibians such as frogs; large insects, such as grasshoppers, crickets; small birds and eggs; and small mammals. It drinks by skimming the surface in flight and collecting water in its beak. For more details from Wikipedia about the Swallow Tailed Kite please see this page here.

Swallow Tailed Kite

This Swallow Tailed Kite image was taken in above the area of La Laguna de San Carlos.

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