Birds of Colombia

    ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae (Kites, Hawks and Eagles)  
Genus: Ictinia (2 species, 2 worldwide)


Mississippi Kite
Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis)
Carondelet Park, St. Louis, Missouri, United States  
   
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Migratory and less uniformly colored than the related Plumbeous Kite.

Plumbeous Kite
Plumbeous Kite (Ictinia plumbea)
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  
   

A uniformly colored hawk (plumbeous, grey with a touch of purple) non-migratory kite often seen soaring, or perched high in the open.


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