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Rare bird sighting in Topeka draws birders to capital


September 2, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A rare bird sighting in northeastern Kansas is drawing birders to the capital.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that birders first spotted a swallow-tailed kite last week in Topeka. The newspaper reports that birders from across the state have traveled to the Cedar Crest governor's mansion and Kaw River State Park to catch a glimpse.

Topeka Audubon Society board member Sue Newland saw the bird with a group of about 15 Mississippi kites, which are cousins of the swallowed-tailed kite and are more common in Kansas.

Newland says the last time the bird species was seen i...

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