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Everglades Kites

Started by Herp-art, 02/28/2009 09:20AM
Posted 02/28/2009 09:20AM Opening Post
These birds are only found in the US in southern Florida, in a few localities in the Everglades. One of these spots is Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Palm Beach County. I see them there almost every time I visit. They manage several square miles of diked marsh for apple snail production, the only food for these rare birds (also know as Snail Kites).
Shot from the hip on the fly, so not the best images, but you can tell what it is!

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