Scissor-tailed Kite

The African Swallow-tailed Kite or Scissor-tailed Kite is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is monotypic within the genus Chelictinia. It is found in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, and Yemen.

The Scissor-tailed Kite is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Results for: scissor-tailed kiteTranslations 1 - 30 of 376 English English Finnish Finnish scissor-tailed kite afrikansirohaukka, Chelictinia riocourii scissor-tailed flycatcher saksityranni, Tyrannus forficatus scissor-tailed nightjar saksipyrstökehrääjä, Hydropsalis torquata scissor-tailed hummingbird pihtipyrstökolibri, Hylonympha macrocerca square-tailed kite leijahaukka, Lophoictinia isura swallow-tailed kite amerikansirohaukka, Elanoides forficatus white-tailed kite More

Alternate common name(s): Scissor-Tailed Kite, African Swallow-tailed Kite, Forked-tailed Kite, (Swallow-tailed Kite) Old scientific name(s): Elanus riocourii Photographs Kenya - Jun, 1994 More

Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Chelictinia
Species : riocourii
Authority : (Vieillot, 1822)