Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

African Swallow-tailed Kite (Chelictinia riocourii) - HBW 2, p. 116

French: Élanion naucler German: Schwalbenschwanzaar 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.

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