Florida is the only place in North America where you can see a snail kite, a Central and South American raptor formerly known as the 'Everglade Kite.' Males are a deep slate gray color and females are mottled black and buff. Feeding on aquatic apple snails, the future of this Everglades denizen is closely tied to water politics.

Florida is the only place in North America where you can see a snail kite, a Central and South American raptor formerly known as the "Everglade Kite." Males are a deep slate gray color and females are mottled black and buff. Feeding on aquatic apple snails, the future of this Everglades denizen is closely tied to water politics.

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