Snail Kite Rostrhamus sociabilis

  • Order: Accipitriformes
  • Family: Accipitridae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
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Priorities for Future Research

Most research on R. sociabilis has been focused on the Florida populations in the Everglades. Although these investigations have given detailed information about the life history of the species, not much is known about population dynamics in other areas of its large distribution. As a consequence, ample research is required to increase the knowledge of other snail kite populations. This is important because snail kites are dependent on the delicate balance of water ecosystems and so population status may vary drastically through time (Reichert et al., 2012). In other words, it is of upmost importance to have knowledge of population dynamics for this species throughout all of its range, not only in Florida, in order to establish if conservation plans are necessary.

Recommended Citation

Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: