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Hawks and Falcons

order Falconiformes - family Accipitridae

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Subfamily Accipitrinae

Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis

This is a kind of hawk that reminds me of a giant fly catcher.  It is mostly gray with a triangular black tail.  A pair nests in my backyard pecan tree.  They take turns sitting and hunting.

Photo taken in Taylor County, May 2007

(Native of Texas)


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