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zulakitten | all galleries >> South America: All Around the Edges - Jan. to March 2007 >> Sea Birds on West Point Island: South America - Part 17 > T'was easy to get a close look at the rare Karakara
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Twas easy to get a close look at the rare Karakara
05-FEB-2007

T'was easy to get a close look at the rare Karakara

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zulakitten06-Feb-2008 20:55
Thank you for your fascinating information - we were obviously mis-informed on this one and now that I have checked out the appearance of both Karakaras and turkey vultures, I shall correct those captions in which the name of the bird appears. They were amazingly unconcerned by our close proximity - had no idea they were so rare, and I now feel rather pleased that I got several good pictures of it.
Bob Snowball 05-Feb-2008 12:32
This is not a turkey vulture. It's striated Karakara and is the rarest bird of prey in the world. The only place in the world they can be found is on the Falkland Islands. I have been to Westpoint 12 times over the past 5 years as part of an exppedition team on a small cruise liner.
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