Wildlife and Nature 2019
Miquel Angel Artús Illana
The life of Caracara
Images that are part of a project to document the Caracara Austral in its main habit (Falkland Islands). For twelve days I traveled different islands photographing different individuals in different scenes, (portrait, hunting, stalking, I eat in the snow storm, etc.).
The Striated Caracara (Phalcoboenus australis) is a bird prey of the Falconidae family. It is a Neotropical raptor that breeds on several Atlantic islands. It is most abundant in the Falkland Islands. This species is classified as Near Threatened because it has a moderately small population.
He is very voracious and aggressive. Their habit is to attack small penguins, cormorants, and even some small sheep. They also eat the carrion of marine invertebrates, digging in the earth with their powerful claws.
It is considered one of the most intelligent species of raptors.