Nature - Robert Downie
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Southern Crested Caracara

A Carancho or Southern Crested-Caracara (Caracara plancus) watches as we set up camp for the night. The second largest species of falcon it has a wingspan of 120–132 cm (47–52 in). An intelligent raptor that should not to be taken lightly, it has been known to take down animals as large as lambs through the specific targeting of their eyesight whereby once blind they then become easy pickings. Campamento Poincenot, Argentine Patagonia, Argentina

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