Swallow-tailed kite Elanoides forficatus


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Bold black and white plumage make it unmistakeable.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.


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