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


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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jamiewgoodspeed 7 years ago

sorry my link is a little confusing heres a better one.

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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