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Snail Kite

Rostrhamus sociabilis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Wetlands

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Jonathan Sequeira
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Jonathan Sequeira

Provincia de Colón, Panama

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

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