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Snail Kite

Rostrhamus sociabilis


This raptor has a strong curved beak that fits inside the snail shells to pull out the prey inside. Commonly found in wetlands and usually hunts in the morning. This specimens were seen at Gatun lake close to the Panama canal.



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Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Great action series and very nice photos!

Machi 2 years ago

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Jonathan Sequeira
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Jonathan Sequeira


Spotted on Dec 28, 2018
Submitted on Mar 4, 2021

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