"Mariah" Mississippi Kite

Mariah is a 12" long, Mississippi Kite.

  • Rehabilitation Bird.
  • Female.
  • Catches large insects off of treetops.
  • Carries insects in feet, then transfers them to its beak to eat while flying.
  • Some Mississippi Kite's eyes change color to red as they mature.
  • 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.