Ictinia mississippiensis (A. Wilson, 1811) — Literature

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  • Audubon Adopt-a-Bird, 2000. "Audubon Adopt-a-Bird - Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis" (On-line). Accessed 01/09/04 at http://www.adoptabird.org/mk.html.
  • Austing, R. 1997. "Ron Austing -- Wildlife Photography" (On-line). Accessed 01/09/04 at http://www.seidata.com/~rausting/birds/birdsofprey/mkite.html.
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  • Barber, J. D., Wiggers, E. P. & Renken, R. B. 1998. Nest-site characterization and reproductive success of Mississippi Kites in the Mississippi River Floodplains. Journal of Wildlife Management. 62(4): 1373-1378.
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  • Birkenstein, L. R. & Tomlinson, R. E. 1981. Native names of mexican birds. Fish and Wildlife Service. Resource Publication 139. Washington, D. C. EUA. 159 pp.
  • Blake, E. R. 1977. Manual of Neotropical Birds. Sphenisidae (Penguins) to Laridae (Gulls and Allies). Vol. 1. University of Chicago Press. Chicago. USA. 644 pp.
  • Botelho, E. S., Gennaro, A. L. & Arrowood, P. C. 1993. Parental care, nestling behaviors and nestling interactions in a Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis) nest. Journal of Raptors Research. 27(1): 16-20.
  • Brown, L. H. & Amadon, D. 1979. Eagles, hawks and falcons of the world. The Wellfleet Press, Secaucus, New Jersey, USA. 941 pp.
  • Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  • Coates-Estrada, R. & Estrada, A. 1985. Lista de las Aves de la Estación de Biología Los Tuxtlas. Instituto de Biología, UNAM.
  • Delgado, R.; R.G. Campos; J. Sánchez y Ch. Gómez. 1998. Lista de Aves de Costa Rica/ Checklist of Costa Rican Birds. ASOCIACION ORNITOLOGICA DE COSTA RICA. San José. Costa Rica. 28 p..
  • Elizondo, L.H. 1992. Especies de Aves Migratorias Neárticas en Costa Rica. Base de Datos de Biodiversidad, Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio). Santo Domingo, Heredia. Costa Rica. 6 p. (mimeografiado).
  • Escalante, P., Sada, A. & Robles, G. P. 1996. Listado de nombres comunes de las aves de México. CONABIO y Sierra Madre. 32 pp.
  • Fantina, D. 2001. "Mississippi Kite" (On-line). Accessed 01/09/04 at http://tbba.cbi.tamucc.edu/accounts/miki/mikiacc.htm.
  • Friedmann, H. 1950. The birds of North and Middle America, Part XI. U. S. National Museum Bulletin 50 1-793.
  • Friedmann, H., Griscom, L. & Moore, R. T. 1950. Distributional check-list of the birds of Mexico. Part I. Pacific Coast Avifauna. No. 29. 436 pp.
  • Gennaro, A. L. 1986a. Breeding biology of an urban population of Mississippi Kites in New Mexico. Proceedings of the Southwest raptor management symposium and workshop. In: Glinski, R. L., Pendleton, B. G., Moss, M. B., LeFranc Jr., M. N., Millsap B. A., & Hoffman, S. W. (Eds.). Natl. Wildl. Fed. Sci. Tech. Ser. No. 11. pp. 188-190.
  • Gennaro, A. L. 1986b. Extent and control of aggressive behavior toward humans by Mississippi Kites. Proc. Southwest Raptor Manage. Symp. Workshop. In: Glinski, R. L., Pendleton, B. G., Moss, M. B., LeFranc Jr., M. N., Millsap B. A., & Hoffman, S. W. (Eds.). Natl. Wildl. Fed. Sci. Tech. Ser. No. 11. pp. 249-252.
  • Gill, Frank, and Minturn Wright. 2006. Birds of the World: Recommended English Names
  • Gill, Frank, and Minturn Wright. 2006. Birds of the World: Recommended English Names. ix + 259
  • Glinski, R. L. & Ohmart, R. D. 1983. Breeding ecology of the Mississippi Kite. Condor. 85: 200-207.
  • Hellmayr, C. E. & Conover, B. 1949. Catalogue of birds of the Americas and the adjacent islands. Field Museum of Natural History publications, Zoological series. Vol. XIII, Part. I Number 4. 358 pp.
  • Howell, N. G. S. & Webb, S. 1995. A guide to the birds of Mexico and northern central America. Oxford University Press. New York, EUA. 851 pp.
  • Illinois Natural History Survey, 1998. "IFWIS - Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis" (On-line). Accessed 01/09/04 at http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/chf/pub/ifwis/birds/mississippi-kite.html.
  • Lewis, T.J. & F.G. Stiles.1980. Locational checklist of the birds of Costa Rica. Costa Rica Expeditions. San José, Costa Rica.
  • Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 16, 2011 at http://animaldiversity.org. http://www.animaldiversity.org
  • Olivo, C. 2000. Migración de rapaces en el Centro de Bolivia. www.hawkwatch.org/RaptorWatch/Spring%202001/Bolivia.html.
  • Orrell T. (custodian) (2015). ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System (version Mar 2015). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 26th August 2015 (Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Kunze T., Flann C., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., eds). Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.
  • Parker, J. 1999. Mississippi kite (Ictinia mississippiensis). Pp. 1-28 in A Poole, F Gill, eds. The Birds of North America, Vol. 402. Philadelphia, PA: The Birds of North America, Inc.
  • Parker, J. W. & Ogden, J. C. 1979. The recent history and status of Mississippi Kite. American Birds. 33: 119-129.
  • Parker, J. W. & Ports, M. 1982. Yearling Mississippi Kite helpers at nests. Journal of Raptors Research. 16: 14-17.
  • Parker, J. W. 1976. Pesticides and eggshells thinning in the Mississippi Kite. J. Wildlife Management. 40: 243-248.
  • Parker, J. W. 1979. The Mississippi Kite: a ten-year investigation of Kansas' strangest hawk. Kansas Fish and Game. 36: 4-8.
  • Robbins, C., B. Brunn, H. Zim. 1966. Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Schaldach, Jr., W. J., Escalante, P. & Winker, K. 1997. Further notes on the Avifauna of Oaxaca, Mexico. Anales del Instituto de Biología, UNAM. Serie Botánica. 68: 91-135.
  • Schaldach, W. J. Jr. & Escalante, P. 1997. Lista de Aves. Historia Natural de los Tuxtlas. En: González, E., Dirzo, R. & Vogt, R. (Eds.). UNAM-CONABIO. México, D.F. 647 pp.
  • Sibley, Ch. and B. Monroe, Jr.. 1990. Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World. Yale University Press. New Haven & London. 1111 p.
  • Slud, P. 1960. The birds of Finca La Selva, Costa Rica: A tropical wet forest locality. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 121(2): 146 p.
  • Slud, P. 1964. The birds of Costa Rica: Distribution and Ecology. Bulletin of The American Museum of Natural History 128: 5-430
  • Slud, P. 1980. The birds of Hacienda Palo Verde, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington. 62 p.
  • Snyder, N. F. R. & Wiley, J. W. 1976. Sexual size dimorphism in hawks and owls of North America. Ornithological Monographs. No. 30.
  • Stiles, F.G. & A. F.Skutch. 1995. Guía de Aves de Costa Rica.Traducción al Español: Loretta Rosselli. Ilustrado por Dana Gardner. Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio). Heredia, Costa Rica. 580 p.
  • Stiles, F.G. 1977. Checklist of the birds of La Selva and vicinity. Universidad de Costa Rica. San José, Costa Rica. 12 p.
  • Stiles, F.G. 1983. Checklist of birds. Pp. 530-544, In: D.H. Janzen (ed.). Costa Rican Natural History. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
  • Stokes, J. 1984. Mississippi Kite hacking project--Meeman-Shelby Forest StatePark/Memphis Zoological Gardens. Anim. Keepers' Forum. 11: 77-81.
  • Stotz, D.F., J. W. Fitzpatrick, T.A. Parker III, y D.K. Moskovits. 1996. Neotropical birds ecology and conservation. The University of Chicago Press. Chicago and London. 478 P.
  • Texas Parks & Wildlife, 1996. "Mississippi Kite" (On-line). Accessed 01/09/04 at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/nature/wild/birds/kites.htm.
  • Thiollay, J. M. 1980. Spring hawk migration in eastern Mexico. Journal of Raptors Research. 14: 13-20.
  • UICN-WWF. 1999. Listas de fauna de importancia para la conservación en Centroamérica y México. Sistema de Integración Centroamericana. Dirección Ambiental, San José de Costa Rica. 224 pp.
  • White, C. M. 1994. Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississipiensis). Handbook of the Birds of the World. In: Del Hoyo, J., Elliot, A. & Sargatal, J. (Eds.). Vol. 2. New World Vultures to Guineafowl. Lynx Edicions. Barcelona, España. pp. 117-118.
  • Wischusen, E. W. 1998. Rates of open-field foraging by the Mississippi Kite (Ictinia missisippiensis). Journal of Raptors Research. 32: 246-247.
  • Álvarez del Toro, M. 1980. Las Aves de Chiapas. Gobierno del Estado, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. 270 pp.


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