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Mississippi Kite - Ictinia mississippiensis

Accidental Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS: MBTA
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BLM:
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Copyright by: The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, all rights reserved.
 
General Description
The Mississippi Kite breeds in the southeastern U.S. north along the Mississippi River valley to southern Illinois and west to northern Texas and the southern Great Plains (Parker 1999, Sibley 2014). This species is accidental in Montana (Montana Bird Distribution Committee 2012).

For a comprehensive review of the conservation status, habitat use, and ecology of this and other Montana bird species, please see Marks et al. 2016, Birds of Montana.

Species Range
Accidental

Western Hemisphere Range

 


Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 2

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Relative Density

Recency

Breeding
(direct evidence "B")


Breeding
(indirect evidence "b")


No evidence of Breeding
(transient "t")


Overwintering
(regular observations "W")


Overwintering
(at least one obs. "w")



 

(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)



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