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Southern Caracara

Caracara plancus

Description:

This species has an extremely large range and their population trend appears to be increasing, so they are listed as Least Concern.

Habitat:

The Southern Caracara occurs from Tierra del Fuego in southernmost South America north to the Amazon River region and southern Peru, avoiding the Andean highlands and dense humid forest, such as the Amazon rainforest.

Notes:

Photographed at the Barranquilla zoo.

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27 Comments (1–25)

yunseong1
yunseong1 3 years ago

AMAZING!

Magnificent !

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 6 years ago

what a beauty

AshokSaini
AshokSaini 6 years ago

wow great

isscarr
isscarr 6 years ago

Wonderful bird!
Wonderful shot!

AlbertTamayo
AlbertTamayo 6 years ago

Perfect shot! Wonderful DOF!

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Gorgeous shot!

Jaybird
Jaybird 6 years ago

Wonderful shot!

EdMarshall
EdMarshall 6 years ago

Lovely shot

Cadi
Cadi 6 years ago

Beautiful photo; I wish there were some striking birds like that around here that I can find!

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 6 years ago

Amazing picture Carolina. Great find. Never seen one of these guys before. Thanks for sharing :)

Carolina
Carolina 6 years ago

Thank you all!!

JavierSalazar
JavierSalazar 6 years ago

Nice shot!

JenniferJubenville
JenniferJubenville 6 years ago

Nice shot!

takmeng.wong
takmeng.wong 6 years ago

Awesome bird!

JohnMatzick
JohnMatzick 6 years ago

Absolutely Gorgeous!

Joseph Christopher
Joseph Christopher 6 years ago

Nice Colors!

wonju.brian
wonju.brian 6 years ago

What a noble looking bird.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Great feat from treasures of Amazonian empire.....

Habe dieEhre
Habe dieEhre 6 years ago

what a beautfiful bird!

hookgv
hookgv 6 years ago

A most handsome bird !

This bird is stunning and so regal! Beautiful picture!

Carolina
Carolina 6 years ago

Thank you Laura and nwelch! They are beautiful, and I really love the sound they make: http://www.xeno-canto.org/recording.php?...

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 6 years ago

The colours are fabulous, this is such an amazing bird :) A beautiful portrait

nwelch101
nwelch101 6 years ago

Great shot! I could never get a good picture of a Caracara on the Ucayali river.

Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia

Lat: 10.99, Long: -74.77

Spotted on Nov 26, 2010
Submitted on Apr 9, 2011

Reference

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