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Hawks and Falcons
order Falconiformes - family Accipitridae
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)