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  
Photograph by Andy Reago     Copyright and usage info

Migratory and less uniformly colored than the related Plumbeous Kite.

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

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

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