Definition of Swallow-tailed hawk
1. Noun. Graceful North American black-and-white kite.
Generic synonyms: Kite
Group relationships: Elanoides, Genus Elanoides
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Literary usage of Swallow-tailed hawk
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1. The Birds of America by John James Audubon (1840)
"swallow-tailed hawk. Bill short, wide at the base, much compressed toward the end; upper mandible with the dorsal line decurved from the base, ..."
2. Ornithological Biography by John James Audubon (1832)
"A solitary individual of this species has once or twice been seen in Pennsylvania. Farther to the eastward, the swallow-tailed hawk has •never, I believe, ..."
3. American Ornithology; Or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States by Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, Robert Jameson, George Ord, William Maxwell Hetherington (1831)
"The swallow-tailed hawk, and Mississippi kite, feed eagerly on this lizard; ... The swallow-tailed hawk retires to the south in October, at which season, ..."
4. The Birds of Long Island by Jacob P. Giraud (1844)
"swallow-tailed hawk. [Bill short, wide at the base, much compressed toward the ... swallow-tailed hawk. swallow-tailed hawk, Falco furcatus, Wils. Amer. ..."