. Bird lore . NEST AND EGGS OF THE SWALLOW-TAILED KITE The Audubon Societies 475. NEST AND EGGS OF THE EVERGLADE KITE northern recorded breeding-range, for thisVireo is a West Indian species. Swallow-tailed Kite In Florida one must now go to the regionof South Florida called the Big Cypress,to see much of this bird. It was once com-mon all over the state, I believe, and Ihave seen it in north-central Florida, butonly as an isolated pair. These beautifulbirds are called by the natives Forked-tailed Fish Hawks, I suppose because theyare often found flying over the water.They will drink while on

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. Bird lore . NEST AND EGGS OF THE SWALLOW-TAILED KITE The Audubon Societies 475. NEST AND EGGS OF THE EVERGLADE KITE northern recorded breeding-range, for thisVireo is a West Indian species. Swallow-tailed Kite In Florida one must now go to the regionof South Florida called the Big Cypress,to see much of this bird. It was once com-mon all over the state, I believe, and Ihave seen it in north-central Florida, butonly as an isolated pair. These beautifulbirds are called by the natives Forked-tailed Fish Hawks, I suppose because theyare often found flying over the water.They will drink while on Stock Photo
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. Bird lore . NEST AND EGGS OF THE SWALLOW-TAILED KITE The Audubon Societies 475. NEST AND EGGS OF THE EVERGLADE KITE northern recorded breeding-range, for thisVireo is a West Indian species. Swallow-tailed Kite In Florida one must now go to the regionof South Florida called the Big Cypress,to see much of this bird. It was once com-mon all over the state, I believe, and Ihave seen it in north-central Florida, butonly as an isolated pair. These beautifulbirds are called by the natives Forked-tailed Fish Hawks, I suppose because theyare often found flying over the water.They will drink while on
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. Bird lore . NEST AND EGGS OF THE SWALLOW-TAILED KITE The Audubon Societies 475. NEST AND EGGS OF THE EVERGLADE KITE northern recorded breeding-range, for thisVireo is a West Indian species. Swallow-tailed Kite In Florida one must now go to the regionof South Florida called the Big Cypress,to see much of this bird. It was once com-mon all over the state, I believe, and Ihave seen it in north-central Florida, butonly as an isolated pair. These beautifulbirds are called by the natives Forked-tailed Fish Hawks, I suppose because theyare often found flying over the water.They will drink while on the wing, justlike a Swallow. They catch their food onthe wing also, and it is a treat to watchthem feeding. I was out with a guide once,and expressed the wish to see the Kites atcloser range. He said that was easy, andset fire to a cabbage-palmetto that had onit an abundance of dead vines and manydead fans. It was a quiet day and thesmoke rose very high. In less than tenminutes six Kites were circling over thetree, catching wasps that had been routed out by the fire; it made