Please note – we are building a new Swallow-Tailed Kite Database and Interface. We know entering the necessary information below is more time consuming. Please bear with us for the next few weeks until the new database is online. Thank you!

Swallow-Tailed Kite Description

  • Striking black and white plumage
  • Long, scissor-like tail
  • Long, narrow, pointed wings
  • Medium sized raptor (24″ tall, 48″ wingspan)
  • Graceful,gliding, soaring flyers — flaps rarely
  • Habitat: bottomland forests and open habitat

If you see a Swallow-tailed Kite, you can help us determine their distribution, monitor population trends, and locate important nesting and foraging sites by reporting the following information: