snail kite

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snail kite

n.
A kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) found in Florida and Central and South America that feeds primarily on aquatic snails.
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Slender-billed kites (Helicolestes hamatus) and snail kites (Rostrhamus sociabilis) have a specialized diet of freshwater snails.
Recientemente fueron publicados dos trabajos en los que son mencionadas aves rapaces de la zona, en uno de ellos se informa de la presencia de Gavilanes caracoleros (Rostrhamus sociabilis Vieillot, 1817) y se analiza su distribucion espacio-temporal (Carmona et al.
Other avian species with documented respiratory trematodiasis include captive bearded barbets (Lybius dubius), (3) captive white-necked mynahs, (Streptocitta albicollis), (3) free-ranging black-necked stilts (Himantopus mexicanus), (4) free-ranging Florida snail kites (Rostrhamus sociabilis plumbeus), (5) free-ranging American coots (Fulica americana), (6) and several species of free-ranging waterfowl.
Por eso, especies grandes como Pelecanus occidentals, Cathartes aura, Buteo jamaicensis, Rostrhamus sociabilis o Pandion haliaetus, no estuvieron representadas en la muestra a pesar de ser abundantes y comunes en Cuba.
Con base a la frecuencia de aparicion, las especies que se ubicaron en las tres zonas y la zona de referencia del pantano fueron: Buteo magnirostris (especie rapaz), Elanus leucurus (especie rapaz), Rostrhamus sociabilis (especie rapaz sujeta a proteccion especial), Butorides striatus, Ardea alba, Egretta thula, Caracara cheriway (especie rapaz), Cathartes burrovianus, Coragyps atratus, Crotophaga sulcirostris, Dendrocygna autumnalis, Sporophila torqueola, Stelgidopterix ruficollis, Agelaius phoeniceus, Jacana spinosa e Himantopus mexicanus.
Efectos positivos de la nidificacion del maca comun (Rollandia rolland) en una colonia de caracoleros (Rostrhamus sociabilis).
odoratus and Kinosternon bauri by Snail Kites (Rostrhamus sociabilis) (Beissinger, 1990), S.
Amazon site.--ACCIPITRIDAE -- Real: Ictinia plumbea, Buteo magnirostris; Null: Leptodon cayanensis, Rostrhamus sociabilis, R.
Some of the most important are the pelicans (Pelecanus); the Threskiornithidae, such as the glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) and the ibises (Threskiornis, Eudocimus); many ardeids; and a few birds of prey, such as the marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus) and snail kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis).
For example, in the early 1990s, a proposed water management plan would have pitted endangered wood storks (Mycteria americana) against endangered snail kites (Rostrhamus sociabilis plumbeus) in the Everglades of South Florida.
In the Florida Everglades of the United States, the snail kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) is endangered partly because this bird can't find apple snails--its favorite food--where the weed has smothered the snail's favored food plants.
The snail kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) has now arrived in the northern Pantanal and has settled into a territory, perhaps the same one used in the past, alongside the Transpantaneira roadway.