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gathering of Swallow-tailed kites

A gathering of Swallow-tailed kites prepare to launch into rising thermals on a warm summer morning.

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Swallow-tailed kite

Swallow-tailed kite, Elanoides forficatus, one of the most elegant birds to be seen soaring above Corkscrew Swamp. Twisting and diving from above the treetops, they hunt for grasshoppers, lizards and snakes in the vegetation below.

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