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Picture from Paranormal Animals of North America

The Blood Kite (Buteo celeris) is a small member of the hawk family, with a wingspan of about 0.75 meters and a body length of 0.2 meters. It has brown plumage with red patches on the wings, said to resemble spilled blood.

The blood kite feeds on mice, young rabbits, and other small ground dwelling animals. Male blood hawks tend to aim for the eyes, and have increased aggressiveness and viciousness during the mating and brooding seasons.

The blood kite is native to the northern and central regions of North America, with a distribution across the Pacific Northwest, the old United States Midwest, and the old provinces of Canada.