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Snail Kite Rostrhamus sociabilis

  • Order: Accipitriformes
  • Family: Accipitridae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
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Sounds and Vocal Behavior

Vocalizations

The Snail Kite occasionally calls, a decelerating, raspy cackle: “crikik-ik-ik, ik, ik, ik”. Its courtship call resembles a sheep bleating “kor-ee-ee-a” (Hilty et al., 1986)

Nonvocal Sounds

None.

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: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/snakit