Genus Ictinia

Mississippi kite - Mississippi Kites breed across the central and southern United States. Breeding territory has expanded in recent years and Mississippi Kites have been sighted in the southern New England states as far as Newmarket NH . They migrate to southern subtropical South America in the winter. Mississippi Kites usually lay two white eggs in twig nests that rest in a variety of deciduous trees. In the past 75 years, they have undergone changes in nesting habitat from use of forest and savanna to include shelterbelts and are now very common nesters in urban areas of all sizes in the western south-central states.


Plumbeous Kite - The Plumbeous Kite breeds in the tropical New World, from eastern Mexico through Central America to Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. It also breeds on Trinidad.

Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Ictinia