Straited caracara, Phalcoboenus australis



Straited caracara, a bird of prey found throughout the Falkland Islands.  The striated caracara is an opportunistic feeder, often scavenging for carrion but also known to attack weak or injured birds. Steeple Jason Island, United Kingdom, Phalcoboenus australis, natural history stock photograph, photo id 24275Add To Light Table
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Straited caracara, a bird of prey found throughout the Falkland Islands. The striated caracara is an opportunistic feeder, often scavenging for carrion but also known to attack weak or injured birds. Steeple Jason Island, United Kingdom

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Species: Straited caracara, Phalcoboenus australis
Location: Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
Format: Digital 2:3
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