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Snail Kite

Rostrhamus sociabilis

Description:

The Snail Kite is endangered federally and in Florida. They are more abundant in Central and South America. The male is dark gray and both the female and juveniles are a mx of brown and white. They all have a large white band on the tail. They all also have dark orange legs and a specialized long orange bill in order to pry the meat out of snails, or primarily the apple snails.

Habitat:

Mainly found in the Everglades, but the main habitat is tropical marshland of southern Florida.

Notes:

Spotted at Sweetwater Wetlands Park in Gainesville, Florida.

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2 Comments

robert emond
robert emond 9 months ago

triggsturner thank you

triggsturner
triggsturner 9 months ago

Love that 3rd image.

Florida, USA

Lat: 29.62, Long: -82.33

Spotted on May 31, 2018
Submitted on Jun 3, 2018

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