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I have this photo as one of my favorites and like the last post it is much in the treknature spirit, but it also fits very well to trekearth and I hope that you will like to see it. I have been trying to capture birds flying and its not an easy work. Here, I was lucky to have the background playing to me, giving the sensation that I am flying with the Carcará. This bird is commom to the "Campos Gerais", in the second plateau of Paraná state, a region with open fields with lots of small bushes, named capons. This falcon is very active here specially after the harvesting of soybean, when they stay on the ground to catch some insects and everything moving, or dying, like little calfs with any problem, or rats, etc.
Carcará, in english "crested caracara", measures around 60cm tall or 23 inches. It is a falcon of the "Polyborus plancus" species.

Something about it:

The Crested Caracaras’ preferred habitat is open. These birds reside in South America, Central America and the southwestern United States and Florida.
Caracaras hunt live food on the ground or take food from other birds. The caracara is the most terrestrial bird in the falcon group. It spends a great deal of time on the ground. Unlike other members of the falcon family that do not construct nests, the caracara builds a stick nest. The Crested Caracara usually feeds on carrion, but they will take advantage of any food opportunity by eating small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, turtles, fish, crab, eggs, insects, worms, and nestling birds.

Hope you will like to fly with him!


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Additional Photos by Jose A Hauer (zeca) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2801 W: 157 N: 4803] (19762)
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