Rucu Pichincha

An Ecuadorian Caracara (either Carunculated or Mountain variety) as we near the summit of Rucu. Our friend, who had been climbing this mountain since he was a child said it was the closest he has ever been to one. It was wonderful to watch as it's eyes pierced the surrounding valley and then to watch it launch into flight.

Sept, 2010

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Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Apr 18, 2011 7:27 pm - Voted 10/10

great capture

I wish to meet such great bird on a such close distance one day!

Tomek

rasgoat

rasgoat - Apr 23, 2011 12:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: great capture

Thank You Tomek!

It was a special experience for me. I loved the emotion that this bird radiated.

It is a Caracara.

Ralph

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