Striated Caracara Or Johnny Rook ( Phalcoboenus Australis ) On The Falkland Isla ...
Stockphoto ID: 3241166
File name: 20498_pd.jpg
Format: film, 35mm
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Source: photographer Based in: Germany
Description: Striated Caracara or Johnny Rook ( Phalcoboenus australis ) on the Falkland Islands . The striated caracara is a strictly protected bird of prey living only on some islands like the Falkland Islands in the subantarctic region . He is living mainly of carrion or weakened animals around the colonies of penguins and albatrosses in this area . He is considered to be one of the most inteligent birds , very playful and curious . He does not show any fear of humans and he likes to investigate unknown things . Before adulthood straited caracaras are forming bachelor groups or bands who look for food together in marauding bands . South Amerika , subantarctica , Falkland Islands , December 2003
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