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 - Snail Kite
 - Snail Kite

Snail Kite Rostrhamus sociabilis

Brian E. Reichert, Christopher E. Cattau, Robert J. Fletcher, Jr., Paul W. Sykes Jr., James A. Rodgers Jr., and R. E. Bennetts
Version: 2.0 — Published January 1, 2015

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Figure 1. Distribution of the Snail Kite. - Range Map
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Figure 1. Distribution of the Snail Kite.

Distribution of the Snail Kite (R. s. plumbeus, R. s. major, and R. s. sociabilis) in North and Central America and the Caribbean. See text for remainder of range of R. s. sociabilis in South America; see Figure 2 for details of the species’ range in Florida.

Recommended Citation

Reichert, B. E., C. E. Cattau, R. J. Fletcher, Jr., P. W. Sykes Jr., J. A. Rodgers Jr., and R. E. Bennetts (2015). Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (A. F. Poole, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bna.171