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Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) Laguna El Oconal, Villa Rica, Pasco, Peru. Jan 18, 2020 Geotagged,Peru,Rostrhamus sociabilis,Snail Kite,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis)

Laguna El Oconal, Villa Rica, Pasco, Peru. Jan 18, 2020

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The Snail Kite is a bird of prey within the family Accipitridae, which also includes the eagles, hawks, and Old World vultures. Its relative, the Slender-billed Kite, is now again placed in ''Helicolestes'', making the genus ''Rostrhamus'' monotypic. Usually placed in the milvine kites, the validity of that group is under investigation.

Similar species: Falcons
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Jun 2, 2020. Captured Jan 18, 2020 12:10 in Alto Cedropampa, Villa Rica 19300, Peru.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/8.0
  • 1/1250s
  • ISO1600
  • 368mm