Baking: Snail Kite

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Rostrhamus sociabilis

Length: 15-20 in Wingspan: 40-45 in Weight: 0.5-1 lbs

Identification:

Dark gray overall with white undertail coverts and tail band, yellow to orange feet and facial skin.

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Distribution:

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Range map by Neotropical Birds

Cool Facts:

Though the full Snail Kite population is stable, loss of their Everglades marshes and apple snail food source has driven the Florida population onto the endangered species list. The ongoing invasion of an exotic apple snail could spell even more trouble for these kites, or could provide a helpful new food source.

Want to help conserve the Everglades Snail Kite? When you purchase any product with a Snail Kite from my store, 100% of proceeds will be donated to the South Florida National Parks Trust.

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References:

All About Birds

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