swallow-tailed kite

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Synonyms for swallow-tailed kite

graceful North American black-and-white kite

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He is a key player in many conservation initiatives including those focused on swallow-tailed kites and white-crowned pigeons.
Occasionally, hawk watchers are rewarded with sightings of rare visitors to New York, including Swainson's hawks common in the western United States, swallow-tailed kites from the deep south, and even gyrfalcons of the high arctic.
A bird-watching trip the next morning rewarded us with parrots, swallow-tailed kites, pelicans, canaries, and a large number of migratory birds including the enchanting and tiny broad-billed tody.
Bald eagles, ospreys, swallow-tailed kites, alligators and otters are commonly seen.
You drive past a swamp with road signs warning of Crocodiles Crossing, then there's the man-made marvel of the Seven Mile Bridge - where you drive with turquoise sea all around you and huge white egrets and swallow-tailed kites circling overhead.
During my short drive I saw red-shouldered hawks, northern caracara, swallow-tailed kites, burrowing owls, and loggerhead shrikes.
Several eastern species, including the wood thrush, Acadian flycatcher, and Kentucky warbler, breed in the forested areas of the Piney Woods of East Texas, while Swainson's warblers and swallow-tailed kites can be seen in the swampy stream bottoms.
In the case of swallow-tailed kites that breed in Florida, their migration route and ultimate destination were unknown until 1996, when biologist Ken Meyer of the Avian Research and Conservation Institute in Gainesville first deployed PTTs on seven birds and tracked their 5,000- mile journey through Central America and onward to southeastern Brazil.
Researchers now know that swallow-tailed kites from the pasturelands of southwest Florida fly south to very similar savannah country bordering the Brazilian Pantanal--a vast wetland during the six-month tropical rainy season and rich grazing land for the rest of the year.
Susan Cerulean takes her readers on an adventure tracking swallow-tailed kites as she teams up with field biologists to observe, tag and count the nesting populations of this bird.