Yellow headed caracara

INTRODUCTION

This species is particularly fond of cattle country, so may benefit from man’s presence. Like the other species of caracara they build a large twig nest and are extremely vocal.

Having kept a Yellow Headed Caracara at Windsor Safari Park some 32 years ago John has always been fascinated by these bonnie little birds, so when given the opportunity, acquired a pair for breeding. The female called ‘Willu’ was flown in her first year and then kept out of the cold during our severe winter.

It must be born in mind that many ‘exotic’ species including the ‘Harris Hawk’ are not clothed for our winters!

GALLERY

FAST FACTS

Scientific Name:

Milvago chimachima

Status:

Least concern

Size:

Up to 750mm

Weight:

280g to 330g

Life Span in Wild:

12yrs

Habitat:

Woods and scrub opening onto clearings. Also savannah and water’s edge.

Diet:

Carnivore

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME

What Do I Eat?

Noted for its habit of picking ticks off livestock this bird will also feast on open sores, fruit, invertebrates.

Where Do I Live?

Panama south to Northern Argentina.

How Do I Live?

Diurnal.

Do I have Any Predators?

No real threats present.

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