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  • apartsusie by apartsusie

    what kind of bird are they?

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Oh gosh - great find and a wonderful picture to post. These are two Johnny Rooks 😃 Perfect for the upcoming FAQ pictures.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    They are not listed on the 'Other' list for classification, but you can mark them as skuas - the scientists are happy with this action.

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  • apartsusie by apartsusie

    😃

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  • apartsusie by apartsusie

    they are kind of falcons,right?sorry,my english is horrible...

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Your English is good! It is a type of falcon. It is a Striated Caracara (also called Johnny Rook) and is of the Family Falconidae, its latin

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  • mkmcguir by mkmcguir

    I am an ESL teacher in the US. I couldn't tell... 😃

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    name is Phalcoboenus australis. it is more common here in the Falkland Islands than Tierra Del Fuego. It is nearing 'endangered' numbers.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    It mostly eats carrion (dead birds/chicks/seals/ etc etc).

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    #johnny #rook

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Wow - where did this pop up from @yshish ? 😄

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    From my collection. I wanted them to be tagged since I had to search for them manually! .(

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Ah! I liked this site. The rockhoppers were fun 😃

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Yeah, I miss them too 😃

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