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BIRDS OF PREY     >     MISCELLANEOUS
MARABOU STORK.
Family : Ciconiidae.
Scientific Name : Leptoptilos crumeniferus.
Distribution : Sub-Saharan Africa.
Habitat : Dry, open savannah near large lakes or rivers.
Food : Extremely varied. From insects to fish, eggs, birds, rodents. Frequent scavenger.
Wingspan : Upto 3 metres.


Marabou Stork
© 2010 Steve Ennis.  
WHITE STORK.
Family : Ciconiidae.
Scientific Name : Ciconia Ciconia.
Distribution : Europe and Africa.
Habitat : Open habitats of wet pastures, marshes and shallow lakes.
Food : Varied including insects, frogs, fish, snakes, lizards and mice. Will also scavenge.
Wingspan : 155 - 215cm.
White Stork
AFRICAN HARRIER HAWK.
Also known as the Gymnogene.
Family : Accipitridae.
Scientific Name : Polyboroides typus.
Distribution : Sub-Saharan Africa.
Habitat : Forest, woodland, savannah and thornbush.
Food : Diverse. Insects, eggs, young birds, small invertebrates.
Wingspan : 120 - 150cm.


African Harrier Hawk
© 2009 Frank Bradley.  
STRIATED CARACARA.
Also known as Forster's Caracara and locally as 'Johnny Rook.'
Family : Falconidae.
Scientific Name : Phalcoboenus Australis.
Distribution : Falkland Islands, Southern tip of South America.
Habitat : Rocky Coasts.
Food : Mainly opportunist scavenger. Carrion. Also immobile, slowing-moving or injured prey.
Wingspan : 115 - 125cm.


Striated Caracara
CRESTED CARACARA.
Family : Falconidae.
Scientific Name : Polyborus Plancus.
Distribution : Central and South America.
Habitat : Wide ranging, typically open and semi-open country.
Food : Mainly opportunist scavenger. Carrion. Also immobile, slowing-moving or injured prey.
Wingspan : 105 - 135cm.


Crested Caracara
© 2010 Ralph Dickinson.  
YELLOW HEADED CARACARA.
Family : Falconidae.
Scientific Name : Milvago Chimachima.
Distribution : South America.
Habitat : Savannah, scrub, forest.
Food : Varied. Amphibians, reptiles, insects, fruit and carrion.
Wingspan : 80 - 95cm.


Yellow Headed Caracara
© 2011 Sue Penny.  
RAVEN.
Family : Corvidae (Crows).
Scientific Name : Corvus Corax.
Distribution : North America, Asia, Europe, North Africa.
Habitat : Varied but tend to prefer wooded areas, especially along coast and mountains.
Food : Omnivorous, meaning they will eat all food types. This would include insects, seeds, berries, carrion, eggs, young birds, occasionally small mammals.
Wingspan : 120 - 150cm.


Raven
RED LEGGED SERIEMA.
Family : Cariamidae.
Scientific Name : Cariama Cristata.
Distribution : South America.
Habitat : Grasslands, open scrub.
Food : Diverse. Insects, worms, small mammals, frogs, snakes, lizards. Also fruit, seeds and other plant material.
Wingspan : Upto 100cm.


Red Legged Seriema
© 2010 Steve Ennis.  

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