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Snail Kite

Rostrhamus sociabilis (Vieillot, 1817)

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis Francisco Dubon 2014-11-13 Lago de Yojoa (Sector Honduyate Marina), Santa Cruz de Yojoa, Cortés, Cortés (Honduras) (650 m) call -

This was a juvenile calling while perching on a drainage pipe on the marina, some 1.5 meters above the water surface.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

203030
xeno-canto.org
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis sociabilis Niels Krabbe 2015-03-25 Manabí: La Segua marsh, -0.703,-80.200, 18 m, Manabí (Ecuador) (18 m)   -

Marsh

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

251465
xeno-canto.org
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis Paul Marvin 2013-07-05 Joe Overstreet Rd, Lake Kissimmee, Osceola County, Florida, Osceola (United States) (20 m) juvenile -

juvenile called in annoyance of Boat-tailed Grackles trying to steal its snail

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

145908
xeno-canto.org
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis Paul Marvin 2015-07-26 T. M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area, Brevard County, Florida, Brevard (United States) (10 m) call, flight call, male -

first call on distant tree over canal by marsh, the next few calls were in flight close over my head, it then landed on a nearby palm tree and called some more

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

267771
xeno-canto.org
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis sociabilis John V. Moore 2003-03-00 Manabí: La Segua marsh (Chone lakes), Manabí (Ecuador) (20 m) call -

Moore et al. 2013: Bird Sounds of Ecuador DVD Perched bird. Interval between 1st and 2nd call sequence shortened

playback-used:no

257348
xeno-canto.org
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis Daniel Lane 14-03-2006 Bahiazinho, Pousada Caiman, Matto Grosso do Sul state, Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil) (190 m) call (2 types) (A) - Natural vocalizations from birds assembling at roost at dusk. Daytime 'kree-ee-ee-ee' and roost-call 'kawuk' both given. By the end of the evening, we had counted 100+ birds. 70094
xeno-canto.org
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis sociabilis Bernabe Lopez-Lanus ??-??_yyyy Estancia El Potrero (alrededores Puerto Unzue), Gualeguaychú, Entre Ríos, Argentina (Argentina) (49 m) Alarm call (A) -   48403
xeno-canto.org
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis JAYRSON ARAUJO DE OLIVEIRA 2019-03-04 Miranda, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil) (130 m) female, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

461418
xeno-canto.org
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis Andrew Spencer 2012-05-18 Pouratis Pond, Everglades National Park, Miami-Dade Co., Florida, Miami-Dade (United States) (0 m) call (A) - natural vocalizations; calls from a an adult male bird flying by a large heron rookery and being mobbed by a pair of Eastern Kingbirds. bird-seen:yes playback-used:no 109902
xeno-canto.org
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis Paul Marvin 2015-07-29 T. M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area, Brevard County, Florida, Brevard (United States) (10 m) call, juvenile -

-see photo of this bird before and during flight to tree.

-both times kite called in reaction to Loggerhead Shrike diving towards the Snail Kite's head, the first time just after the kite landed on tree near shrike.

-on tree over looking marsh.

snail kite compress xeno

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

267545
xeno-canto.org
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis Paul Marvin 2017-07-25 T. M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area, Brevard County, Florida, Brevard (United States) (10 m) call, male -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

381869
xeno-canto.org
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis Juan Pablo López Ordóñez 12 marzo 201 Valle del Cauca, Municipio de Andalucía, Corregimiento Campo Alegre, Finca Charco de Oro, Humedal La Bolsa, Valle del Cauca (Colombia) (900 m) song (A) -   46485
xeno-canto.org
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis Thore Noernberg 2012-12-18 Arraiján, Panama, Panamá and Panamá Oeste (Panama) (30 m) call -

bird calling close to the excursion boat not far away from monkey island on Gatun Lake

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

127155
xeno-canto.org
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis Robson Silva e Silva 2013-09-08 Tanquã, Rio Piracicaba, Piracicaba, São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil) (460 m) female, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

147542
xeno-canto.org
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis Paul Marvin 2017-07-25 T. M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area, Brevard County, Florida, Brevard (United States) (10 m) flight call, male -

flying male being harassed by Red-winged blackbird

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

381866
xeno-canto.org
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis Miguel Angel Roda ?-?-1986 Saladillo, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires (Argentina) (? m) call (A) - From Birds Sounds of Southern South America by Lopez-Lanus (2008) 50303
xeno-canto.org
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis Fernando Igor de Godoy 2010-09-17 Reservatório do Guarapiranga, São Paulo, SP, São Paulo (Brazil) (750 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

212168
xeno-canto.org
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis major Manuel Grosselet 2021-01-19 Minatitlán, Veracruz, Veracruz (Mexico) (10 m) flight call -

wildtronics mono amplified TAscam Dr05

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

617781
xeno-canto.org
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis sociabilis John V. Moore 2003-03-00 Manabí: La Segua marsh (Chone lakes), Manabí (Ecuador) (20 m) flight call -

Moore et al. 2013: Bird Sounds of Ecuador DVD Looped once

playback-used:no

257349
xeno-canto.org
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis sociabilis Niels Krabbe 25-2-1984 Buenos Aires: Gral Lavalle, Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1 m) scold of hovering immature (A) -   47125
xeno-canto.org
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis Peter Boesman 2005-08-01 Pantanal, Pixaim area, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso (Brazil) call -

ID certainty 100%. (Archiv. tape 379 side A track 31 seq. A)

229121
xeno-canto.org
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis Jeremy Minns 2013-10-11 Miranda, MS. Refúgio da Ilha, Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil) (110 m) call -

flooded farmland - 2 different birds - calls on taking flight, landing and perched

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

351252
xeno-canto.org
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis major Manuel Grosselet 2021-01-19 Minatitlán, Veracruz, Veracruz (Mexico) (10 m) flight call -

wildtronics mono amplified TAscam Dr05

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

617780
xeno-canto.org
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis Miguel Angel Roda ?-?-1986 Saladillo, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires (Argentina) (? m) song (B) - From Birds Sounds of Southern South America by Lopez-Lanus (2008) 50301
xeno-canto.org
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