Mississippi Kite  
  (Ictinia mississippiensis)  
 1 2  
       Recorded by J.R. Rigby on 2017-10-15
United States, Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi
Comments: call, copulatory call.   Natural sound. Female vocalized "phee-ti-ti" call followed by the male's approach. Male immediately landed on on the female and engaged in copulation. Quieter calls continued throughout the copulatory encounter. The male then flew off and a few moments later returned and perched on a nearby branch. After this the birds preened and were silent for twenty minutes, the remaining duration of my observation. This was the second copulation I observed (see XC316337) and third approach of the male to the female (also XC316338).  

Habitat

  Light urban lawn adjoining a forest fragment with some large mixed oak-hickory trees.  

Editing

  Edited in Adobe Audition. Butterworth high-pass filter, order 3, cutoff frequency 2kHz   Citation: J.R. Rigby, XC316339. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/316339.

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