Swallow-tailed Kite

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“Elanoides forficatus. Swallow-tailed Kite. Adult: Head, neck, band on rump, and entire under parts, including lining of wings, snow-white; back, wings, and tail, glossy black, with various lustre, chiefly green and violet. Bill bluish-black; cere, edges of mandibles, and feet pale bluish, the latter tinged with greenish; claws light-colored.” Elliot Coues, 1884


Birds: J-L


Elliot Coues Key to North American Birds (Boston, MA: Estes and Lauriat, 1884)


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