Swallow-tailed kite
Swallow-tailed Swal"low-tailed`, a. 1. Having a tail like that of a swallow; hence, like a swallow's tail in form; having narrow and tapering or pointed skirts; as, a swallow-tailed coat. [1913 Webster]

2. (Carp.) United by dovetailing; dovetailed. [1913 Webster]

{Swallow-tailed duck} (Zo["o]l.), the old squaw.

{Swallow-tailed gull} (Zo["o]l.), an Arctic gull ({Xema furcata}), which has a deeply forked tail.

{Swallow-tailed hawk} or {Swallow-tailed kite} (Zo["o]l.), the fork-tailed kite.

{Swallow-tailed moth} (Zo["o]l.), a European moth ({Urapteryx sambucaria}) having tail-like lobes on the hind wings. [1913 Webster]


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  • Swallow-tailed Kite — Taxobox name = Swallow tailed Kite status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Falconiformes familia = Accipitridae genus = Elanoides species = E. forficatus binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • swallow-tailed kite — noun graceful North American black and white kite • Syn: ↑swallow tailed hawk, ↑Elanoides forficatus • Hypernyms: ↑kite • Member Holonyms: ↑Elanoides, ↑genus Elanoides * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • swallow-tailed kite — Fork tailed Fork tailed , a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having the outer tail feathers longer than the median ones; swallow tailed; said of many birds. [1913 Webster] {Fork tailed flycatcher} (Zo[ o]l.), a tropical American flycatcher ({Milvulus tyrannus}).… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swallow-tailed kite — an American kite, Elanoides forficatus, having black upper parts, white head and underparts, and a long, deeply forked tail. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • African Swallow-tailed Kite — Taxobox name = African Swallow tailed Kite status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Falconiformes familia = Accipitridae genus = Chelictinia species = C. riocourii binomial = Chelictinia… …   Wikipedia

  • African swallow-tailed kite — afrikiniai kregždiniai pesliai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Chelictinia angl. African swallow tailed kite vok. Schwalbenschwanzaar, m rus. африканский дымчатый коршун, m pranc. élanion naucler, m ryšiai: platesnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • African swallow-tailed kite — afrikinis kregždinis peslys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Chelictinia riocourii; Elanus riocourii angl. African swallow tailed kite vok. Schwalbenschwanzaar, m rus. африканский дымчатый коршун, m pranc. élanion naucler …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • American swallow-tailed kite — amerikiniai kregždiniai pesliai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Elanoides angl. American swallow tailed kite vok. Schwalbenweih, m rus. вилохвостый коршун, m; ласточковый коршун, m pranc. milan à queue fourchue, m ryšiai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • American swallow-tailed kite — amerikinis kregždinis peslys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Elanoides forficatus angl. American swallow tailed kite vok. Schwalbenweih, m rus. вилохвостый коршун, m; ласточковый коршун, m pranc. milan à queue fourchue, m …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Swallow-tailed — Swal low tailed , a. 1. Having a tail like that of a swallow; hence, like a swallow s tail in form; having narrow and tapering or pointed skirts; as, a swallow tailed coat. [1913 Webster] 2. (Carp.) United by dovetailing; dovetailed. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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