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This species has an extremely large range and their population trend appears to be increasing, so they are listed as Least Concern.
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.
Photographed at the Barranquilla zoo.
Spotted on Nov 26, 2010
Submitted on Apr 9, 2011
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27 Comments (1–25)
what a beauty
Perfect shot! Wonderful DOF!
Beautiful photo; I wish there were some striking birds like that around here that I can find!
Amazing picture Carolina. Great find. Never seen one of these guys before. Thanks for sharing :)
Thank you all!!
What a noble looking bird.
Great feat from treasures of Amazonian empire.....
what a beautfiful bird!
A most handsome bird !
This bird is stunning and so regal! Beautiful picture!
Thank you Laura and nwelch! They are beautiful, and I really love the sound they make: http://www.xeno-canto.org/recording.php?...
The colours are fabulous, this is such an amazing bird :) A beautiful portrait
Great shot! I could never get a good picture of a Caracara on the Ucayali river.