Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
Facts About Swallow-tailed Kite
The Swallow-tailed Kite rarely flap its wings while flying, but it almost continuously rotates its tail, often to nearly 90 degrees, in order to hold a heading, make a sharp turn, or trace tight circles while drifting across the sky.
The Swallow-tailed Kite is perhaps the most adept and acrobatic flier of all the raptors.
A group of kites has many collective nouns, including a "brood", "kettle", "roost", "stooping", and "string" of kites.
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2013