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Mississippi Kite

Ictinia mississippiensis


Photo of an adult Mississippi kite during migration. Veracruz Mexico An impressive sight while migrating.


Graceful in flight, this species like to feed on migrating dragonflies . The population of the species is expanding in the US. They migrate from the southern gulf states to winter in central and northern south america.

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Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 10 years ago

Beautiful bird!, When is the best moment to observe birds migration in America?

Here, in the south of Spain, we have one of the most important places to observe the migration of birds between Africa and Europe, It is in Algeciras. If you look for this place in a map you will see that It is the shorter place to cross over the Mediterranean sea. In spring a lot of birds of pray and other beautiful african birds like bee-eaters come to Europe, and in September they go back to Africa. I hope we can go to Algeciras in September. People told me that is possible to see thousand of storks flying at the same time, and a lot of Egyptian vultures.

Tweact 10 years ago

Inspecting it's territory.

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Veracruz, Mexico

Spotted on Jul 13, 2011
Submitted on Jul 13, 2011


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