Rostrhamus sociabilis

Rostrhamus sociabilis
Snail Kite

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The Snail Kite is listed as an endangered species by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Rostrhamus sociabilis plumbeus -- Everglades Snail Kite).
The Snail Kite feeds almost exclusively on Apple Snails (Pomacea sp.), which is where the bird gets its name.


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Rostrhamus sociabilis Rostrhamus sociabilis - (adult female)
Shingle Creek
Kissimmee, FL
November 11, 2001
Photo contributed by Pat Lamond
Full-sized photo: 93 kB
Photo added to site: May 19 2002