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rossoc 1331.jpg (34885 bytes) Alternate name
Rostrhamus sociabilis Scientific name
Accipitriformes Order
Acciptridae Family
45-50cm Length
Swamps, marshes, water bodies & seasonaly flooded areas. Below 1800 m. Found in:- Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, USA & Venezuela, Habitat
2-4 eggs Clutch
Aquatic snails, crabs and turtles. Food  
3331 - TSN: 175295 World Number
Least Concern Status

Photo by Arthur Grosset © all rights reserved

Slideshow courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds © all rights reserved

Snail Kite. Ssp: sociabilis Jeremy Minns Transpantaneira south of Pixaim, MT Brazil XC85406 Song

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Czech: luněc bažinný, Plžojed bažinný
Danish: Snegleglente
German: Schneckenweih
English: Everglade Kite, Snail Kite
Spanish: Caracolero, Caracolero Común, Elanio Caracolero, Gavilán Caracolero, Milano caracolero
Spanish (Argentine): Caracolero
Spanish (Colombia): Caracolero Común
Spanish (Costa Rica): Elanio caracolero
Spanish (Cuba): Gavilán Caracolero
Spanish (Honduras): Milano caracolero
Spanish (Mexico): gavilán caracolero, Milano caracolero
Spanish (Nicaragua): Elanio Caracolero
Spanish (Paraguay): Caracolero
Spanish (Uruguay): Caracolero
Spanish (Venezuela): Gavilán Caracolero
Estonian: teohaugas (soo-teohaugas)
Finnish: Kotilohaukka
French: Buse des coquillages, Milan des Everglades, Milan des marais
Guarani: Taguato jatyta
Italian: Nibbio chioccioliere, Nibbio delle Everglades
Japanese: tanishitobi, tannishitobi
Japanese: タニシトビ, タンニシトビ
Latin: Rosthramus sociabilis, Rostrhamus sociabilis
Dutch: Slakkenwouw, Slakkewouw
Norwegian: Snegleglente
Polish: slimakojad czerwonooki, ślimakojad czerwonooki
Portuguese: caramujeiro, Gaviao-caramujeiro, Gavião-caramujeiro, gavião-de-aruá, gavião-de-uruá, gavião-pescador, gavião-pombo
Portuguese (Brazil): caramujeiro, Gavião Caramujeiro, Gavião-caramujeiro, gavião-de-aruá, gavião-de-uruá, gavião-pescador, gavião-pombo
Russian: Коршун-Слизнеед, Общественный коршун-слизеед, Общественный коршун-слизнеед
Slovak: hákozobec družný
Swedish: Snäckglada
Chinese: 食螺鸢

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Mexico:- Chiapas, Cozumel Island, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz & Yucatán Peninsula.

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