There is no specific information available on the lifespan of E. forficatus, but the lifespan of one white-tailed kite was recorded to be nearly 6 years.
- Clapp, R., M. Klimkiewicz, J. Kennard. 1982. Longevity records of North American birds: Gaviidae through Alcidae. J. Field Ornithol, 53(2): 81-208. Accessed January 15, 2007 at http://elibrary.unm.edu/sora/JFO/v053n02/index.php.