The Plumbeous Kite (Ictinia plumbea) breeds in southeast USA, and in winters lives in South America. It is found in above canopy and along edges of broken forests, in savanna groves and mangroves. It is 36 cm (14 inches) in height and 180 g in weight.
Above it is blackish, with dark blue-gray head and underparts. Dark wings and black tail. Cere and bill blackish. Feet are bright yellow to orange. Youngers are below white, and streaked with gray to blackish. They feed on snakes, lizards, and insects as bees and termites.