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Série com um jovem Gaviăo-carrapateiro (Milvago chimachima) procurando parasitas no corpo da capivara - Series with a young Yellow-headed Caracara looking for parasites on the Capybara's body - 26-06-
Foto capturada em Brasilia, Brasil.
Photo captured in Brasilia, Brazil.
O Gaviao-carrapateiro (Milvago chimachima) e uma ave da ordem Ciconiiformes (antigamente Falconiformes), da familia dos falconideos, que ocorre da America Central ao norte do Uruguai e da Argentina e em todo o Brasil, onde e um dos gavioes mais conhecidos. A especie possui cerca de 40 cm de comprimento, dorso marrom-escuro, cabeca, pescoco e partes inferiores branco-amareladas, face nua e alaranjada, asas longas, com nitida mancha branca, e cauda longa. E associado a pecuaria, alimentando-se de carrapatos e bernes, alem de lagartas, cupins e outros itens alimentares. Tambem e conhecido pelos nomes de caracara-branco, caracarai, caracaratinga, carapinhe, chimango, gaviao-pinhe, papa-bicheira, pinhe, pinhem, chimango, chimango-branco e chimango-carrapateiro e chimango-do-campo.
Recebe o nome popular de carrapateiro por ser comumente observado alimentando-se de carrapatos ou bernes de bovinos e de equinos. Esta especie de gaviao, assim como Polyborus plancus, o carcara, e muito comum, inclusive em areas urbanas, sendo talvez a ave de rapina mais visivel nas cidades brasileiras, com excecao do urubu, por conta de sua abundancia (pode ser visto ate nas torres de iluminacao do Aterro do Flamengo, no Rio de Janeiro), do seu voo lento - que inclusive o torna alvo de ataques do bem-te-vi e outras aves - e das suas vocalizacoes frequentes. Quando em sobrevoo, emite um grito agudo que soa como "pinhe", semelhante ao canto do gaviao carijo (Buteo magnirostris). Alimentacao: artropodes, principalmente carrapatos, frutos e, mais raramente, cadaveres; saqueia ninhos de outras aves e captura pequenos vertebrados indefesos ou depauperados. Nidificacao: constroem grandes ninhos, de ramos secos, em palmeiras ou em outras arvores. Os ovos, de 5 a 7, sao redondos, pardo-amarelos com manchas pardo-vermelhas. A femea encarrega-se da incubacao e o macho fornece-lhe o alimento durante tal periodo. Nos Falconiformes, o tempo de incubacao e de 4 a 8 semanas; apos o nascimento dos filhotes o macho continua a alimentar a femea e esta, por sua vez , os jovens. Habitat: pastagens, campos com arvores esparsas, vizinhancas de cidades e margens de rodovias. Tamanho: 40,0 cm
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The Yellow-headed Caracara, Milvago chimachima, is a bird of prey in the family Falconidae. It is found in tropical and subtropical South America and the southern portion of Central America. Unlike the Falco falcons in the same family, the caracaras are not fast-flying aerial hunters, but are rather slish and often scavengers.
The Yellow-headed Caracara is 41–46 cm (16–18 in) cm long and weighs 325 g (11.5 oz) on average. The female is larger than the male, weighing 310–360 g (11–13 oz), against his 280–330 g (9.9–12 oz). It is broad-winged and long-tailed, somewhat resembling a small Buteo. The adult has a buff head, with a black streak behind the eye, and buff underparts. The upperparts are brown with distinctive pale patches on the flight feathers of the wings, and the tail is barred cream and brown.
The sexes are similar, but the head and underparts of immature birds have dense brown mottling. The voice of this species is a characteristic screamed schreee.
This is a bird of savannah, swamps and forest edges. The Yellow-headed Caracara is a resident bird from Costa Rica south through Trinidad and Tobago to northern Argentina (the provinces of Misiones, Chaco, Formosa, Corrientes and Santa Fe). It is typically found from sea level to 1,800 m (5,900 ft), occasionally to 2,600 m (8,500 ft) ASL. In southern South America, it is replaced by a close relative, the Chimango Caracara (Milvago chimango), whose range overlaps with that of the Yellow-headed Caracara in southern Brazil, northern Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. A larger and stouter paleosubspecies, Milvago chimachima readei, occurred in Florida and possibly elsewhere during the Late Pleistocene, some tens of thousand years ago. According to the Peregrine Fund database, the Yellow-headed Caracara is expanding its range into Nicaragua.
The Yellow-headed Caracara is omnivorous, and will eat reptiles, amphibians and other small animals as well as carrion. Birds are rarely if ever taken, and this species will not elicit warning calls from mixed-species feeding flocks that cross its path even in open cerrado habitat . It will also take ticks from cattle, and is locally called "tickbird". In addition, at least younger birds are fond of certain fruits, such as those of the Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) and Pequi (Caryocar brasiliense). It lays from five to seven brown-marked buff eggs in a stick nest in a tree.
The Yellow-headed Caracara has benefited from forest clearing for cattle ranching. Its status in Trinidad has changed
Plaza de la Democracia, San Jose, Costa Rica
I'm looking forward to Costa Rica. It's unfair to say I haven't enjoyed Panama as I've seen so very little of it. I'm sure if I'd have manged to get out to the Darien region I'd have seen another side.
My 6.30am start to Costa Rica starts ominously when the hotel tries to bill me again for the room. Once in the taxi the driver begins a slow rant about how Panama is not a true democracy as the (corrupt) government is never accountable for its actions. But if a man were to steal a chicken to feed his starving children he'd be thrown in jail. He repeats this analogy three times while I grunt in agreement from the back seat. It's far too early in the morning to be discussing Panamanian politics.
Again my travel agent had booked me into executive class but I've now stopped worrying about the money I handed over six months ago. The flight is going well and we're on our descent, when the plane takes a sharp turn and starts ascending rapidly. All my cabin mates are chatting away merrily. Has no one else noticed? Am I the only one slightly panicking? It's only when the captain clears his throat and announces that there was a slight 'problem' that they begin to look perturbed. By then, the plane has righted itself and we're on our descent.
Things are unfortunately not getting better. In San Jose my hotel has no record of my reservation and they're full so I'm forced to move to another hostel.
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