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Southern Crested Caracara

Caracara plancus


A bold, opportunistic raptor, the Southern Crested Caracara is often seen walking around on the ground looking for food. It mainly feeds on carcasses of dead animals, but will steal food from other raptors, raid bird nests, and take live prey if the possibility arises (mostly insects or other small prey, but at least up to the size of a Snowy Egret). It has a total length of 50–65 cm and a wingspan of 120–132 cm. Weight is 0.9-1.6 kg. Spotted near Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.

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remco.douma 6 years ago

Thanks Ana!

remco.douma 6 years ago


Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

beautiful profile!

remco.douma 6 years ago

Thank you Janessa!

These are very nice photos!

remco.douma 6 years ago

Thank you!

gatorfellows 6 years ago

nice portrait :)

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Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Spotted on Mar 12, 2013
Submitted on Jan 7, 2014

Spotted for Mission

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