Mar 25, 2009

Crested Caracara










The Crested Caracara also known as the Southern Caracara (Falconidae family) is a relative large bird - length 50-65cm, wingspan 120cm. It may be found in open and semi-open areas, savannas, river edges but also near humans. It's an opportunistic raptor, feeds mainly on carrion but will steal fodd from other raptors. It is dominant over the Black and Turkey Vulture on carcasses. It also feeds on live prey such small reptiles, insects, worms, fishes.

4 comments:

  1. Nagyon jo kepek errol az erdekes madarrol! Az elso, a 3 adik, 8 adik, es az utolso kulonosen jo kep! Gratulalok!

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  2. Hi Andor,
    This is a very beautiful set of pictures. This bird is very impressive and I saw some of them in Chile, although not this species. The first picture is awesome and would be my favorite. The details of the eye and the composition (portrait) as well as the sharpness are perfect. Well done!

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  3. Beautiful Shots of a caracara My favorite is the first one excellent lighting but all of them are great well done :)

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  4. Great series! The Caracara is my nemesis bird. I have never gotten close to these guys in the US. Blue Skies.

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