African Swallow-tailed Kite (Chelictinia riocourii) - HBW 2, p. 116
French: Élanion naucler
Spanish: Elanio Golondrina
Other common names: Swallow-tailed/Scissor-tailed/Fork-tailed Kite
Taxonomy: Elanoides riocourii Vieillot, 1822, Senegal.
Sometimes included within genus Elanus, to which closely related, but usually awarded monotypic genus on grounds of morphology, insect food and gregarious habits. Monotypic.
Distribution: Senegambia E to Ethiopia and Somalia, and S to NE Uganda and NE Kenya, in Kedong Valley.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
adult in flight
Locality Far North Province, Cameroon (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 12 March 2011 6 weeks ago 4.3
a bird soaring overhead
Locality Senkelle Swayne's Hartebeest Sanctuary, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Stefan Helming 24 December 2009 4 years ago 3
Adult in flight
Locality Waza National Park, Far North Province, Cameroon (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 3 April 2007 4 years ago 2.5
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