National Geographic : 1940 Jan
Photograph by S. A . Grimes EXTINCTION THREATENS THE EVERGLADE KITE Some ornithologists believe there are not more than 30 individuals of this species left in Florida. Once it abounded in watery areas where it found large numbers of the fresh-water snail (Pomacea), its only food. Drainage and other encroachments of man have seriously restricted its range (page 134). Photograph byGeorge bhiras, 3d FAVORITE PERCHES FOR CORMORANTS ARE CANAL MARKERS One sits on the post as iftoreferee the race. Florida cormorants inlarge flocks frequent bays and lagoons along both coasts ofthe State, as well asthe larger rivers and lakes. In pursuit offish, they dive expertly and can remain under water for long periods,swimming rapidly.