Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis

Described by: Wilson (1811)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Colorado, USA - Date unknown © Steve Messick  Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA - Aug 9, 2003 © Kent Nickell  Loggerhead Key, Dry Tortugas, Florida, USA - Apr 15, 2005 © Dennis Paulson  Colorado, USA - Jul, 2000 © W. S. Clark 
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Sc. and se. United States;
C. Arizona, n. New Mexico, se. Colorado, nc. Kansas, c. Arkansas, s. Missouri, s. Illinois, w. Kentucky, w. Tennessee, c. Louisiana, n. Gulf coast states to nc. Florida.
Migrates to sc. South America;
Winters in South America as far s. as Paraguay and n. Argentina.
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer: c. and e. ARZ, c. and s. NMX, ex. se. COL, n. TEX, w. to se. OKA, s. KAN, c. and s. ARK, n. along the Mississippi Valley to ex. se. MOU, ex. sw. ILL, ex. w. KTY, ex. w. TEN, n. to se. LOU, w. and s. MIS, c. and s. ALA, c. and s. GEO through c. SCA and the Panhandle of n. FLA. Locally in e. TEX, nc. ALA, nc. KTY and ne. NCA. Rapidly expanding range.
Migrates to Neotropics via TEX.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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