The Snail Kite is a bird of prey that lives the Everglades in Florida through Central America and into South America as far south as southern Brazil. These beautiful birds are specially adapted to get aquatic snails from their shells using their deeply hooked bills.
Here are some interesting facts about kites:
Kites belong in the Accipitridae* family of birds of prey. They are divided into two subfamilies. Elaninae kites are sometimes considered to be "hovering kites" and ... more