MISSISSIPPI KITES

Fig. 1. Mississippi Kites (Ictinia mississippiensis)

William F. Andelt
Exension Wildlife Specialist
Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Fig. 1. Mississippi kite, Ictinia mississippiensis

Damage Prevention and Control Methods

Exclusion and Habitat Modification

Generally not practical.

Netting can be used to protect small areas and valuable crops.

Nest Avoidance

Avoid nesting sites between incubation and fledging of young.

Frightening

Wave arms or other objects to deter kites from diving close to people.

Life-sized kite models may prevent nesting by kites.

Repellents

None are registered or known to be effective.

Toxicants

None are registered.

Trapping or Shooting

Allowed only under a permit.

Nest Removal

Generally difficult, requires a permit.

Editors

Scott E. Hygnstrom; Robert M. Timm; Gary E. Larson

Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage Logo 1994

PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF WILDLIFE DAMAGE — 1994

Cooperative Extension Division Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources University of Nebraska -Lincoln

United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Animal Damage Control

Great Plains Agricultural Council Wildlife Committee

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