Description[change | change source]
Snail kites are 36 to 48 cm (14 to 19 in) long with a 99–120 cm (39–47 in) wingspan. They weigh from 300 to 570 grams (11 to 20 oz).
They have long, broad, and rounded wings. Its tail is long with a white rump. The dark, deeply hooked beak measures 2.9–4 cm (1.1–1.6 in).
It flies slowly with its head facing downwards to see its prey. It mostly eats large apple snails.
References[change | change source]
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- BirdLife International (2004). Rostrhamus sociabilis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 11 May 2006.
- "Snail Kite Identification, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology". www.allaboutbirds.org.