Iñaki Relanzón - Hunting sunset in the Falklands

 

The striated caracara (Phalcoboenus australis) is one of the rarest birds of prey in the world. With only a few thousands, is found in remote islands of south america and in the Falklands, where there is the 80 % of its population. The caracara feeds mainly on penguin and cormorant chicks during summer. And this one is flying to hunt while a rockhopper penguin is standing in front of his nest.


Location: Falkland Islands.


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  1. Aaron Cunningham said:

    12/06/2016 19:08

    wow, I've never even heard of this bird before. I love penguins, had not known they had predators like this.