Mississippi Kite

Ictinia mississippiensis

ML85596


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Joe B. Guinn
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Hatchie River
Haywood, Tennessee, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 35.4878, -89.3781 Map

Age and Sex
Adult Female – 1
Adult Male – 1
Juvenile – 1
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Comments

NOTES: Time: 8-10 am; "Kites have nested here since 1991. Nesting area is in deep bottom land hardwood forest, approx. .3mi. from river. 1 immature being fed by adults. Immature bird never ranged more than 100 meters from white oak tree originally used in 1991. Today these birds were soaring and perching in tops of White oak and Tupelo gum 8'-10' high with a beautiful slough beneath."; Recorded from directly below the nest. [The calls here represent exclusively the two-syllable, "Phee-phew" Call described in BNA account. Quality added (2 - some quiet road/airplane noise and many cicadas - BEST parts at 2:20-2:57 and 4:57-5:32) - CAM - 28 February 2005]. Other Behaviors: Establish Parent Young Contact, Social Context: Family. Habitat: Forest, Deciduous Forest.

Technical Information

Recorder
HHB PORTADAT PDR 1000
Microphone
Sennheiser ME 62
Accessories
Roche Parabola 60cm/14.5cm (23.6in/5.7in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
14 Sep 1998 by Matthew D. Medler
Digitized
14 Oct 2002 by Sarah Benson-Amram
Edited
14 Sep 1998 by Matthew D. Medler

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