Minnesota State Fair 2018


The Northern Crested Caracara was photographed at the Minnesota State Fair with a demonstration by Falconer and Veterinary Technician John Karger.

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A large, long legged, long necked dark bird often seen feeding with vultures. It has a white chest, black belly, head top, and wings, orange-red face, yellow feet, and whitish dark tipped tail. It has a range of southwestern United States, to Florida, and to South America. It has a habitat of prairies, and range-land. It feeds on carrion, frogs, lizards, snakes, turtles, fish, and small animals.

Falconer and veterinary technician John Karger, and founder of “Last Chance Forever” The Bird of Prey Conservancy headed the presentation of the Northern Crested Caracara.

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The Crested Caracara was most impressive of the rapture presentation, being beautiful, agile, fast, and powerful.

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The following birds were presented:

Harris’s Hawk

Great Horned Owl

Barred Owl

Red Eastern Screech Owl

Gray Eastern Screech Owl

Black Vulture

Northern Crested CaraCara

Bald Eagle

 

Falconer and veterinary technician John Karger, and founder of “Last Chance Forever” The Bird of Prey Conservancy headed the rapture presentation. All birds of prey were from the conservancy and were rehabilitated and were at one time sick, injured or orphaned birds of prey.

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