An uncommon patient, a young Swallow-Tailed Kite

Update: 08/02/18 – This amazing bird has now been transferred to its new forever home at the Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida. Please read the full story of this Swallow-Tailed Kite in Dr. Robin’s Chirp by clicking here.

One of our uncommon patients is this young Swallow-tailed Kite! It was shot (unsure how recently) and sustained a wing injury. Due to the agility of their flight, its chances for flight again are unknown so far.

Swallow-tailed kites are a distinctive sight with their aerial hunting displays. These protected birds once inhabited 16 states but are only found in 7 southeastern states now, with most of the breeding population in Florida. After raising their young in the summer, they migrate to South America.

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