Length: 10-15 in Wingspan: 30-35 in Weight: 0.5-1 lbs
Medium gray back and wings, lightening to light gray on head and secondaries. Dark striped tail.
Range map by Neotropical Birds
Mississippi Kites in the western part of their range often nest colonially, an unusual practice for a raptor. These birds have also been observed building their nests near wasp nests, which may protect chicks against climbing predators.
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