Fine art illustration of a Swallow-Tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Swallow-Tailed Kite was completed on 5.16.2013. I love the kites – they are such graceful looking birds, and as white colored birds of prey they really stand out from the hawks, eagles and others they are mostly brown, black and gray. It’s always a struggle to decide to show the bird in flight or perched. As most people mostly see these birds in the air I went for the in-flight pose.