This Snail Kite is carrying a snail, an important part of its diet, as you might have guessed from its name. In fact, that specialized bill makes them almost entirely dependent on eating snails. They used to eat Florida Apple Snails, but habitat destruction has made those snails almost disappear. An exotic snail was introduced into Lake Toho and the Snail Kites have enthusiastically switched to the new one. As a result, the Snail Kite population is improving.