Hook-billed Kite

Hook-billed Kite

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Several of these birds winter in the US every year, usually at Bensten Rio-Grande SP or Santa Ana NWR. These unique looking birds use their hooked bill to feed on snails.

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You would think that the Hook-billed Kite would be a fierce predator with that beak – snails, indeed! Such an interesting head and body colors. GreatBirdPic!