Selected Reading on Swallow-tailed Kites

(For information on the natural history and biology of this bird.)

Bensen, K. J. 1992.
Dynamics of an American Swallow-tailed Kite communal roost at Corkskrew Swamp Sanctuary, Florida. Fla. Field Nat. 20:65-71.
Brown, R. E., J. H. Williamson and D. B. Boone. 1997.
Swallow-tailed Kites nesting in Texas: past and present. Southwestern Naturalist 42:103-105.
Cely, J. E. 1973.
A nest of the Swallow-tailed Kite at Wambaw Creek, Charleston County, South Carolina. Chat 37:23.
Cely, J. E. 1979.
Status of the Swallow-tailed Kite and factors affecting its distribution. Pp. 144-150 in Proc. of the first South Carolina endangered species symposium (D. M. Forsythe and W. B. Ezell, Jr., eds.). South Carolina Wildl. and Mar. Resour. Dept., Columbia, SC.
Kilham, L. 1980.
Pre-nesting behavior of the Swallow-tailed Kite, including interference by an unmated male with a breeding pair. J. Raptor Res. 14:29-31.
Lee, D. S., and M. K. Clark. 1993.
Notes on post-breeding American Swallow-tailed Kites, Elanoides forficatus (Falconiformes: Accipitridae), in north-central Florida. Brimleyana 19:185-203.
Mager, W. 1967.
Nestling Swallow-tailed Kite banded in Key Largo, recovered in Brazil. Fla. Nat. 40:13-14.
Meyer, K. D. 1990.
The status of four species of kites in the southeastern United States. Pp. 38-49 in Proceedings of the southeastern raptor management symposium (B. G. Pendleton, ed.). National Wildlife Federation, Washington, D. C.
*Meyer, K. D. 1995.
Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus). In The Birds of North America, No. 138 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, and The American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D. C.
Millsap, B. A. 1987.
Summer concentrations of American Swallow-tailed Kites at Lake Okeechobee, Florida, with comments on post-breeding movements. Fla. Field Nat. 15:85-92.
Snyder, N. F. R. 1974.
Breeding biology of Swallow-tailed Kites in Florida. Living Bird 13:73-97.

* the References section in this publication are very thorough and inclusive.

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