Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus (Linnaeus, 1758)    Synonyms: STKI.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Accipitriformes   >   Family Accipitridae   >   Genus Elanoides   

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A rare vagrant and highly coveted sighting anywhere in the state.

There are 41 records in the project database.

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A Swallow-tailed Kite in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (8/3/2021). Photo by Joe Hanfman. (MBP list)

A Swallow-tailed Kite in Washington Co., Maryland (8/14/2013). First county record found by Brad Lanning. Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Swallow-tailed Kite in Howard Co., Maryland (5/14/2016). Photo by Joe Hanfman. (MBP list)

A Swallow-tailed Kite in Howard Co., Maryland (5/14/2016). Photo by Joe Hanfman. (MBP list)

A Swallow-tailed Kite in Washington Co., Maryland (8/14/2013). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Swallow-tailed Kite in Washington Co., Maryland (8/14/2013). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Swallow-tailed Kite in Washington Co., Maryland (8/18/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Swallow-tailed Kite in Wicomico Co., Maryland (8/2/2015). Found by Ellen Lawler. Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

Swallow-tailed Kite in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (8/8/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Swallow-tailed Kite at Hugh's Hollow, Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/4/2009). This bird was found by Andy Martin. Photo by Dave Czaplak. (MBP list)

Swallow-tailed Kite in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/29/2017). (c) Dave Roberts, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Dave Roberts. (MBP list)

A Swallow-tailed Kite in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/23/2016). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

Swallow-tailed Kite in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (8/4/2021). (c) Jim Brighton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Swallow-tailed Kite in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/13/2013). Found by Frode Jacobsen and Jon Corcoran. Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

Swallow-tailed Kite in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (8/2/2021). (c) david mlr, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by david_mlr via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Swallow-tailed Kite in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (8/4/2021). (c) david mlr, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by david_mlr via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Swallow-tailed Kite returning to the Everglades in late February (2/26/2010). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Swallow-tailed Kite returning to the Everglades in late February (2/26/2010). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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