Mariah is a 12" long, Mississippi Kite.
- Rehabilitation Bird.
- Catches large insects off of tree tops.
- Carries insects in feet, then transfers them to its beak to eat while flying.
- Male Mississippi Kites eyes change color to red as they mature.
- Mariah's eyes never turned red, so she is a female.
- Mississippi Kites are very common in the New Orleans area; they come to nest here in the spring and migrate to South America in the fall.