31 Cool Bird Facts #7 – Mississippi Kite

Back in August of this year, a Mississippi Kite [Ictinia mississippiensis] family was observed hunting Chimney Swifts successfully. Known normally for catching large insects like dragonflies and cicadas, this was pretty impressive, especially considering what superb fliers swifts are.
{Observation from Barbara Williams, local expert birder and conservationist.}

Mississippi Kite

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