The feathers on the female's chest and lower body are brown and white. Adult female Snail Kites like this one are dull grayish brown overall, and may look quite gray in some lights, but they don’t approach the adult male’s slaty hue. An adult male snail kite spreading its wings. Females are brown overall with a distinctive white eyebrow. Height: 39–48 cm; wingspan 99–115 cm (Bierregaard and Kirwan 2017) Weight: male 304–385 g; female 384–413 g Conservation Status: Least concern; Snail Kites are sexually dimorphic: males are slate colored with a white rump, whereas females are brownish, steaked dark, with a white rump. Females are streaks of browns and creams. Juveniles are dark brown above with a buffy face and dark streaking on a buffy belly. Typical habitat includes freshwater marshes, edges of shallow lakes, and other flat-water courses with marsh edge. Birds found in Florida and Cuba, formerly called the Everglades snail kite, are considered a subspecies, Plumbeus. An adult female snail kite in flight: note the triangular black-and-white tail, a trait shared by both male and female snail kites. Males are slate gray with red legs that become deeper red in breeding season. Facts. It is a dimorphic critter, meaning males and females have different looks. The adult female's feathers under her wings are brown and white. The eyes vary from brown to brownish red, but the cere, facial skin, and legs are yellow to pale orange, not orange-red … This video has no audio.