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yellow headed caracara

Milvago chimachima

Description:

a raptor in the falcon family, that unlike its relatives, is a scavenger, tends to be slow and sluggish and spends much of its time on the ground. The Female is larger than the male, and the male has a brighter eye ring. Both have thee black stripe through the eye(pic1 & 4). Immatures have a mottled brown breast/underparts

Habitat:

near river

Notes:

The birds were attracted to pieces of chicken the guide was feeding a croc(who backed away without eating) We were disappointed that we didn't see the Northern Caracara, which strangely enough we spotted today within 6 miles of the Oregon border in N Calif http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/897... and http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/897...

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5 Comments

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

Superb series!

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Wonderful spotting!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 8 years ago

Thanks, Karen!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 8 years ago

added the links to my very out of area sightings of Northern caracara

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Lovely!

KarenSaxton
Spotted by
KarenSaxton

San José, Costa Rica

Spotted on Feb 13, 2012
Submitted on Feb 13, 2012

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