Mississippi Kite - Ictinia mississippiensis

Length 1.1-1.2 ft (35.0-38.0 cm)
Wingspan 2.6 ft (78.7 cm)
Weight 7.8-13.8 oz (220-390 g)
Clutch Size 2
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:NA, SA

The Mississippi Kite breeds in southern U.S. states and winters in Mexico and South America (e.g., Argentina and Paraguay). Both sexes are similar but the female is slightly larger.

Mississippi Kites nest in colonies and both parents incubate the eggs and care for the young. They primarily eat insects but will also eat amphibians, reptiles, small rodents and bats.

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