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Spotting

Description:

White body with grayish black wings. Grayish black mask around the eyes.

Notes:

My Aunt Mary took this picture in her backyard and allowed me to use it. She doesn't know what kind of bird it is either.

1 Species ID Suggestions

mississippi kite
Ictinia mississippiensis mississippi kite


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4 Comments

jamiewgoodspeed
jamiewgoodspeed 7 years ago

sorry my link is a little confusing heres a better one.
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/missi...

jamiewgoodspeed
jamiewgoodspeed 7 years ago

mississippi kite for sure swallowtails don't look anything like this…. especially in the eyes and tail.

Definitely a Kite, there are 2 in your area, the smaller Mississippi Kite and larger Swallowtail Kite, do you have a picture showing all the tail/wingtips? Swallowtail would show 4 points, Mississippi 2 points and a square.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

It's a Kite of some kind.

Fairfax, South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 2, 2014
Submitted on Jul 2, 2014

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