Archive for 'Falconidae'

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

This is such a tiny bird of prey, and when they sit still in the rain like this, they’re easily missed, as no prey is making any warning calls. The rain has dampened a lot of activities, and this couple was observing and preening feathers with no intention of taking flight and not bothered by […]

Southern Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus)

I was approaching by car, but the bird didn’t even flinch! Perhaps it was injured? Not at all! This is just the incredibly laid back nature of this bird, but of course has a lot do do with it not being hunted by humans for a long time. It didn’t even stand up, so I […]

Southern Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus)

A common bird, often seen walking on the ground more than in the air. It’s opportunistic, and this is exactly what it’s doing here – waiting for an opportunity – to steal from other birds or find a dead animal. Also called southern caracara or carancho.

Bat Falcon (Falco rufigularis)

One great way to see wildlife is to use rivers, and Iguaçu is no exception. This falcon I saw on my way to an island where large numbers of parrots roost every night.

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

I saw the Kestrel catch the rodent and then I lost sight of it, as we were driving. After I got out of the car I saw it was out in plain sight starting to eat it. I would have thought it wanted to conceal the catch, but it was neither in a hurry to […]