Meet the more unusual residents..!

Raven

Latin 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.This includes insects, seeds, berries, carrion, eggs, young birds, occasionally small mammals.
Wingspan : 120 - 150cm.

White Stork

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.

Striated Cara Cara

Latin 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.

Kookaburra

Latin Name :Dacelo novaeguineae. Distribution : Eastern and Western Australia
Habitat : Woodland, cities, gardens.
Food : Lizards, insects, worms, snakes, mice

 

Pied Crow

Latin Name : Corvus albus

Distribution : Africa
Habitat : Varied. Open dry country, semi-desert, grassland.
Food: Omnivorous.This includes insects, seeds, berries, carrion, eggs, young birds, occasionally small mammals.
Wingspan : 85 - 98cm.

Pink Backed Pelican

Latin Name :Pelecanus rufescens Distribution : Southern Asia, Africa, and southern India.
Habitat : Swamps and wetlands.
Food : Mainly fish, also amphibians
Wingspan : 209 - 215cm.

Yellow Headed Cara Cara

Latin Name :Milvago Chimachima. Distribution : South America
Habitat : Savannah, scrub, forest.
Food : Varied. Amphibians, reptiles, insects, fruit and carrion.
Wingspan : 80 - 95 cm.

Secretary Bird

Latin Name :Sagittarius serpentarius. Distribution :Africa
Habitat : Open savannas and grasslands.
Food :Large variety including Lizards, insects, Snakes, mice,  and larger mammals

Marabou Stork

Latin  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.

Crested Cara Cara

Latin Name :Caracara cheriway

  Distribution :Central and southern 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.

Red Legged Seriema

Latin 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 : up to 100cm.