Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis)

Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Ictinia
Species: mississippiensis

Regional

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Daphne, Alabama
Forrest City, Arkansas
Trenton, Florida
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Summerville, South Carolina
Fort Worth, Texas
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On Aug 5, 2009, DebinSC from Georgetown, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

We have a pair of these that have taken up residence in the tall Pines near the pond down the street. They've been here all summer so far. It will be interesting to see how long they stay and if they return next spring.