Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Scissor-tailed Kite
Scissor-tailed Kite Chelictinia riocourii
Described by: Vieillot (1822)
Alternate common name(s): Scissor-Tailed Kite, African Swallow-tailed Kite, Forked-tailed Kite, (Swallow-tailed Kite)
Old scientific name(s): Elanus riocourii
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RangeSahel zone in Africa;
Senegambia, s. Mauritania, s. Mali, Burkina Faso, s. Niger, s. Chad, c. and s. Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, n. Somilia s. to Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Congo, Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, w. and c. Kenya (Lake Turkana) and Tanzania.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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