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
  • Caracolero Común (Spanish)
  • Milan des marais (French)
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