Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis (Wilson, 1811)  Synonyms: MIKI.

Status:

Rare spring migrant that has become regular in late April in May. Increasing as a breeder in the Northeast and certain to be confirmed breeding in Maryland in the near future. A pair with very recently fledged youngster in suburban Wicomico Co. strongly suggested breeding.

Where to find:

Fort Smallwood Park hawk watch in spring migration. Look for Maryland's first nesting confirmation in suburban habitats, especially in Charles, Prince George's, and Montgomery Counties.

Relationships:

Aerial insectivore with an affinity for dragonflies.

There are 45 records in the project database.

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A Mississippi Kite in Howard Co., Maryland (5/29/2017). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A Mississippi Kite in Howard Co., Maryland (8/1/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Mississippi Kite in flight over Howard Co., Maryland (8/1/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Mississippi Kite in Harford Co., Maryland (5/5/2016). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A Mississippi Kite in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/22/2008). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Mississippi Kite in Howard Co., Maryland (8/1/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Mississippi Kite in Howard Co., Maryland (5/29/2017). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A Mississippi Kite in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/24/2015). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Mississippi Kite in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/24/2015). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Mississippi Kite in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/28/2015). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Mississippi Kite in Wicomico Co., Maryland (7/10/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Mississippi Kite in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/28/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A subadult Mississippi Kite soars over Fort Smallwood Park in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/11/2013). Photo by Mr. Chen. (MBP list)

A Mississippi Kite over Patton Springs, Texas (6/11/2011). Photo by Jeremiah Trimble. (MBP list)

A Mississippi Kite in Lubbock, Texas (8/23/2012). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)


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