This full-color vintage bird illustration shows a Mississippi Kite perched on a tree branch. Perhaps, he’s waiting for his next meal or simply taking a bit of a rest. This bird of prey is both beautiful and deadly. This vintage illustration of a Mississippi Kite is both copyright free and ready for downloading.
The title of this book Birds of Prey, Prang’s Natural History Series for Children bears the name of the publisher. The author was Norman Allison Calkins and the book was published without identifying an illustrator in 1878.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.