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Yellow-headed Caracara

(Milvago chimachima)

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A mid-sized bird with blackish brown back and wings, light tawny head, chest and belly; black line through eye; tail light with dark bars; hooked bill and legs are dark or pale bluish or greenish; to 43cm (17in); wingspan to 74 cm (29in). (Caracara Cabecigualdo).


Open habitats over lowland areas of the southern Pacific slope, grasslands, pastures, and forest edge areas.

Found in the following Parks:

Carara National Park.
Corcovado National Park.
Manuel Antonio National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima), Costa Rica