Scissor-tailed Kite

photo by ChriKo

Scientific classification

Order

Accipitriformes

Family

Accipitridae

Subfamily

Chelictinia

Species

riocourii

Appearance

* Medium sized bird with generally silvergrey plumage
* Prominent deeply forked tail andhite head with dark mask
* Size: about 30 cm, wingspan: about 78 cm

Habitat

Steppes and savanna

Countries

Africa
Asia

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