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A snail kite with its wings out holding a snail in its talons.

Snail Kite

The Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) flies over tropical wetlands as it hunts large freshwater snails. As the temperature gets warmer, they soar higher, sometimes with Wood Storks or Anhingas. They are common in Central and South America. However, Florida is the only state in the U.S. where you can find them. They are listed as Federally Endangered.

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