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"Mariah" Mississippi Kite

Mariah is a 12" long, Mississippi Kite.

  • Rehabilitation Bird.
  • Female.
  • Catches large insects off of tree tops.
  • Carries insects in feet, then transfers them to its beak to eat while flying.
  • Male Mississippi Kites eyes change color to red as they mature.
  • Mariah's eyes never turned red, so she is a female.
  • Mississippi Kites are very common in the New Orleans area; they come to nest here in the spring and migrate to South America in the fall.