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Scissor-tailed Kite

Chelictinia riocourii (Temminck, CJ 1821)

The scissor-tailed kite, also known as African swallow-tailed kite or fork-tailed kite, is a bird of prey in the monotypic genus Chelictinia in the family Accipitridae. It is widespread in the northern tropics of Africa. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
   Chelictinia
Scientific:
  Chelictinia riocourii


Original description

Citation:
  (Temminck, CJ 1821)

Reference:
   Nouv. Recueil Pl. Color. Ois. livr.15 wrapper pl.83,text

Protonym:
  Elanoides riocourii


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  22832FF4C1180B06

Avibase ID:
  avibase-22832FF4

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/22832FF4


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 559183


VULNERABLE

Geographic range:

  • Chelictinia riocourii: Savanna of sub-Saharan Africa
English:
Scissor-tailed Kite
Catalan:
Elani de cua forcada
Czech:
luněc vidloocasý
Danish:
Svaleglente
German:
Schwalbenschwanzaar
Spanish:
Elanio Golondrina
Spanish (Spain):
Elanio Golondrina
Finnish:
afrikansirohaukka
French:
Élanion naucler
Croatian:
afrička lunja
Hungarian:
ollósfarkú kánya
Icelandic:
Klaufgleða
Italian:
Nibbio codaforbice
Japanese (romaji):
afurikatsubametobi
Japanese:
アフリカツバメトビ
Lithuanian:
Afrikinis kregždinis peslys
Dutch:
Afrikaanse Zwaluwstaartwouw
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Sakseglente
Norwegian:
Sakseglente
Polish:
kaniuk długosterny
Portuguese:
Peneireiro-rabo-de-andorinha
Russian:
Ласточковый коршун
Slovak:
luniak vidlochvostý
Serbian:
Makazorepa lunja
Swedish:
svalglada
Ukrainian:
Шуліка вилохвостий
Chinese:
剪尾鸢
Chinese (Traditional):
叉尾鳶


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
African Swallow-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
African Swallow-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
African Swallow-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
African Swallow-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
African Swallow-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
African Swallow-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
African Swallow-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
African Swallow-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
African Swallow-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
African Swallow-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
African Swallow-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
African Swallow-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
African Swallow-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
African Swallow-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
African Swallow-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Élanion naucler ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Élanion naucler ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Clements 1st edition:
African Swallow-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Clements, version 2021:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Clements 3rd edition:
African Swallow-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Clements 4th edition:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Clements, version 2015:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Clements, version 2016:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Clements, version 2017:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
eBird version 2015:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
eBird version 2016:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
eBird version 2017:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
eBird version 2018:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
eBird version 2019:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
eBird version 2021:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
African Swallow-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Chelictinia riocourii
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Chelictinia riocourii
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Chelictinia riocourii
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Scissor-tailed Kite ( Chelictinia riocourii)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Chelictinia riocourii
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Chelictinia riocourii

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Mikstertwou
Azerbaijani: qayçıquyruq çalağan
Bulgarian: Африканска каня
Bengali: কাচচমরজী চচর
Bengali (transliteration): kācilējī cila
Catalan: Elani de cua forcada, Milà de cua de tisora
Czech: Lunec vidloocasý, luněc vidloocasý
Welsh: Barcud cynffonfforchog
Danish: Svaleglente
German: Schwalbens Schwanzaar, Schwalbenschwanzaar, Schwalbenschwanz-Aar
Greek: Χελιδovέλαvoς
English: African Swallow-tailed Kite, Fork-tailed Kite, Scissor-tailed Kite, Swallow-tailed Kite
English, HBW: Scissor-tailed Kite
English (IOC): Scissor-tailed Kite
English (Kenya): African Swallow-tailed Kite
English (United States): Scissor-tailed Kite
Esperanto: Afrika hirundvosta milvo, Tondilvosta milvo
Spanish: Elanio Golondrina
Spanish (Spain): Elanio Golondrina
Spanish (HBW): Scissor-tailed Kite
Estonian: sirehaugas
Finnish: afrikansirohaukka, amerikansirohaukka, Sirohaukka
French: Élanion naucler, Milan de Riocour, Naucler d'Afrique
Frisian: Afrikaanske swellesturtglee
Irish: Cúr gabhlánach Afracach
Galician: Peneireiro andoriña
Hebrew: דיה אפריקאית חדת זנב
Croatian: afrička lunja
Hungarian: ollósfarkú kánya
Icelandic: Klaufgleða
Italian: Nibbio codadifrobice, Nibbio codaforbice
Japanese (romaji): afurikatsubametobi
Japanese: アフリカツバメトビ
Scientific: Chelictinia riocourii, Elanoides riocourii, Elanoides riocourii, Falco riocourii
Lithuanian: Afrikinis kregždinis peslys, Afrikinis peslys
Latvian: bezdelīgklīja
Dutch: Afrikaanse Zwaluwstaartwouw
Norwegian Nynorsk: Sakseglente
Norwegian: Sakseglente
Polish: kaniuk dlugosterny, kaniuk długosterny
Portuguese: Peneireiro-cinzento-tesoura, Peneireiro-rabo-de-andorinha
Portuguese (Portugal): peneireiro-cauda-de-andorinha
Rhaeto-Romance: Milan da la cua da randulina
Russian: Африканский дымчатый коршун, Африканский коршун-ласточка, Коршун-Ласточка, Ласточковый коршун
Slovak: Luniak vidlochvostý
Slovenian: Afriški lastovičasti škarnik
Serbian: Makazorepa lunja
Swedish: Svalglada
Swahili: Mwewe Kizelele
Turkish: çatal kuyruklu çaylak, Çatal-Kuyruklu Çaylak, Makas Kuyruklu Çaylak
Tatar: карлыгачсыман тилгән
Ukrainian: Шуліка вилохвостий
Chinese: 剪尾鸢
Chinese (Traditional): 叉尾鳶

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