|Locations of seven satellite-GPS tracked Swallow-tailed Kites on 18 Feb 2016.|
Now in Colombia, MIA has widened the gap and is about 600 miles ahead of the other kites and is approaching the Andes. The mountain range is a treacherous obstacle Swallow-tailed Kites must pass over twice each year on their northbound and southbound migrations.
Bullfrog, Lacombe, Pace, Gulf Hammock, and Strong River have slowed and are using an area within 130 miles of one another along the border between northeastern Peru and Brazil. This equatorial climate zone is moving into the wettest and hottest time of the year.
Trailing by 650 miles is Palmetto, still in the state of Rondonia, Brazil.
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