Swallow-tailed Kite

Elanoides forficatus
Conservation Status: Least Concern

The Swallow-tailed Kite is a distinctive raptor found in forested areas on Trinidad, most often between February and August. Despite its large size and impressive appearance, this species predominantly feeds on small prey such as insects, frogs, and lizards. It is not usually found on Tobago.

Wing Span: 122 cm
Length: 50-64 cm
Weight: 455-478 g
Swallow-tailed Kite, Jun 2020

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