Here are some interesting facts about kites: Kites belong in the Accipitridae* family of birds of prey. They are divided into two subfamilies. Elaninae kites are sometimes considered to be "hovering kites" and are generally smaller in size. Milvinae kites may... Read more »
The White-tailed Kite is a species of raptor that lives in parts of the Americas, including the west coast of the United States, through much of Central America, the southern part of Florida, and large parts of South America.
White-tailed Kites roost communally outside of the breeding season, forming flocks of 100 or more individual birds.
White-tailed Kites perform an amazing aerial display during courtship. Male birds offer gifts of prey to the female, who accepts the gift in flight. The male will hover while the female flies up to retrieve the prey by flipping upside-down mid-air and grabbing the food item in her powerful talons.