Take Flight with the Crossley ID Guide: Snail Kites

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This two-page spread of a Snail Kite snatching up a meal is from The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors.

Snail Kites are scarce and local in central Florida wherever there is a plentiful supply of apple snails. They can be seen gracefully quartering reed beds, somewhat harrier-like. With talons and a bill designed to do maximum damage, they pluck the snails from the surface and usually disappear to a favorite post or branch to eat.

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