Endangered Species Program
Conserving the Nature of America
Episode
09
  • Spotlight Species

Featured Species | Swallow-Tailed Kite (05:00)

Host: Sarah Leon with Bill Brooks

Swallow-Tailed Kite (click to view larger)
swallow-tailed kite
Photo credit: Todd Schneider, GA DNR Wildlife Resources Division

Overview

Status: Species-at-Risk/ Conservation to preclude ESA listing
Scientific Name: Elanoides forficatus
Description: The rare swallow-tailed kite is considered one of the most threatened land birds currently without federal protection.
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Last updated: April 7, 2011