Hook-billed Kite

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(Chondrohierax uncinatus)

An uncommon, primarily tropical species, Hook-billed Kite is rare in the United States, where it is seen only occasionally and then only along the Rio Grande in southernmost Texas. It feeds primarily on tree snails and favors mesquite groves. It features somewhat unique paddle-shaped wings, noticeably tapered at the base.

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