White-tailed Kite Photo Gallery
What does the White-tailed Kite look like?
White-tailed Kites are medium sized birds of prey. They have long slender pointed gray wings, long white tails, red eyes, gray backs and white faces and chests and a black area on their underwings.
White-tailed Kite Habitat
White-tailed Kite Facts
White-tailed Kites are a showy white bird of prey. Ranchers who thought they killed chickens decimated their population, however they feed nearly exclusively on insects and small rodents. Their populations have since rebounded. During non-breeding season White-tailed Kites roost communally, often with more than 100 other birds. When hunting they hover similar to the American Kestrel then dive upon prey. They are often observed perched along treetops from the trail.