Swallow-tailed Kites (Elanoides forficatus) - Cape Fear River, NC

Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus)

Two Swallow-tailed Kites with an Anhinga. We saw 7 Swallow-tailed Kites (1 immature) and 1 Mississippi Kite at this location. Cape Fear River about a mile upstream from Riegelwood, Columbus Co., NC 7/19/03.

Six Swallow-tailed Kites out of the 7 (2 immatures) that were hunting for junebugs and grasshoppers in this field next to a hog factory. NC highway 87 at the Bladen/Columbus Co. line, 7/19/03.

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