Birds of Colombia

    ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae (Kites, Hawks, 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 (plumbeous, or greyish-purple) non-migratory kite (small hawk) often seen soaring, or perched high in the open. Diet 90% insects (Whitacre et. al.).

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