Effects of an exotic prey species on a native specialist: example of the snail kite
Toho supports a breeding population of a federally endangered raptor, the Florida snail kite
(Rostrhamus sociahilis), and a dense infestation of an exotic herbivorous aquatic snail, the island applesnail (Pomacea maculata), a primary source of food for resident snail kites
Foraging activity of the snail kite
, Rostrhamus sociabilis (Aves: Accipitridae) in wetlands of southern.
The Loxahatchee Refuge consists of more than 200 square miles of Everglades habitat and is home to the American alligator and the endangered Everglade snail kite
, (http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/06/29/3477033/woman-rescued-when-alligator-bites.html) according to the U.S.
For example, the wetlands of south Florida are home to the endangered snail kite
[Rostrhamus sociabilis], where a perceived trade-off of providing potential short-term drought refugia by impounding water was given priority over the long-term benefits of water level variability in wetlands (Kitchens et al.
Our other two kites, the snail kite
and the hook-billed, specialize in fresh escargot.
In addition, 68 species, including the Florida panther, snail kite
, and Key deer are endangered (at risk of extinction).
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.
A restless snail kite
deep in the Amazon feels the cool fall temperatures of May and sets off into the sky.
Restora- tion for the American crocodile, the snail kite
and the Cape Sable seaside sparrow is irrevocably tied to more clean water in the Everglades at the right time of year.
maculata being implicated in the decline of the federally endangered Florida snail kite
(Rostrhamus sociabilis plumbeus), which feeds on the smaller native P.
The snail kite
(Rostrhamus sociabilis) is widely distributed in the American continent.