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    Snail Kite

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    Snail Kite

    Rostrhamus sociabilis
    • ORDER: Accipitriformes
    • FAMILY: Accipitridae
    Basic Description

    A bird of tropical marshlands, the Snail Kite makes it to the United States only in southern Florida. This specialized hawk feeds primarily on snails

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    Other Names
    • Gavilán Caracolero (Spanish)
    • Milan des marais (French)
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