Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis) - HBW 2, p. 117

French: Milan du Mississippi German: Mississippiweih Spanish: Elanio del Mississipí

Taxonomy: Falco misisippiensis [sic] Wilson, 1811, below Natchez, Mississippi.
No clear affinities to other genera. Forms superspecies with I. plumbea. Monotypic.

Distribution: Southern tier of USA, from Arizona to Florida. Winters in South America, S to N Argentina and Paraguay.