Mississippi Kite

Range:

Species is found in the central and southern United States . They migrate in the winter to southern subtropical South America .

 

Description:

Height is 30 - 37 cm.  Wingspan averages 91 cm.  The body is grey, darker on the tail feathers and outer wings. The head and inner wings are light grey. Males and females look very similiar.  Males are paler on the head and neck.

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Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite

Bill Shape
hooked
Regions
alabama
arizona
arkansas
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
florida
georgia
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
louisiana
maine
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
virginia
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
notched-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
perching
Behavior
forays
Markings
bold
head
plain
tailstripes
wingbands
Sounds
harsh call
melodious
Location
high perching
low perching
north in winter
Habitat
aerial
agricultural
riparianorriverforest
fields
Forests
Grasslands
Color
blackandwhite
gray
Body Shape
hawk
Size
large
medium
Order
birds of prey, raptors - falconiformes
kites, eagles and hawks - accipitridae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species