Latest Snail Kite Stories
It's never a good sign when an animal disappears from the place that gave it its name. That's what is happening to the Everglades snail kite.
Rare Everglade snail kite nests found in Florida's Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, conservationists said. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service said they are the first snail kite nests found in the area in a decade, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Monday.
By Khari Johnson, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 14--DELRAY BEACH -- U.S. Fish & Wildlife biologists have found nests and recently hatched birds of the endangered Everglade snail kite in a small wetland in the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.
By Curtis Morgan, The Miami Herald Jul. 6--It's never a good sign when an animal disappears from the place that gave it its name.
A measure taken to protect one endangered bird in the Florida Everglades, the Cape Sable seaside sparrow, may be driving the Everglades snail kite out.
By Curtis Morgan, The Miami Herald Jul. 5--It's never a good sign when an animal disappears from the place that gave it its name.
The Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It can be found in tropical South America, the Caribbean and southern Florida, USA. This bird prefers fresh water wetlands. It builds its nest in a bush or on the ground where it lays 3-4 eggs. It is 45cm long with a 120cm wingspan. It is a sociable species and forms large colonies in winter. The Snail Kite has long, broad, and rounded wings. It is long-tailed, with a white rump and undertail coverts....
- Emitting flashes of light; glittering.