Fork-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}).

{Fork-tailed gull} (Zo["o]l.), a gull of the genus {Xema}, of two species, esp. {X. Sabinii} of the Arctic Ocean.

{Fork-tailed kite} (Zo["o]l.), a graceful American kite ({Elanoides forficatus}); -- called also {swallow-tailed kite}. [1913 Webster]


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  • fork-tailed kite — noun : swallow tailed kite …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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}). {Fork tailed gull} (Zo[ o]l.) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fork-tailed flycatcher — 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

  • Fork-tailed gull — 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 — 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 — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kite — (k[imac]t), n. [OE. kyte, AS. c[=y]ta; cf. W. cud, cut.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any raptorial bird of the subfamily {Milvin[ae]}, of which many species are known. They have long wings, adapted for soaring, and usually a forked tail. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kite falcon — Kite Kite (k[imac]t), n. [OE. kyte, AS. c[=y]ta; cf. W. cud, cut.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any raptorial bird of the subfamily {Milvin[ae]}, of which many species are known. They have long wings, adapted for soaring, and usually a forked… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black Kite — Black Kite, Milvus migrans Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • 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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