|Pacific Gull with fish, Esperance.|
Gulls' willingness to scavenge makes them very successful, and very willing to take whatever's on offer,
including chips (presumably to complement meals such as this).
|Immature Black-breasted Buzzard, Argentinian Patagonia,|
unwilling to relinquish its road-killed European Hare. While these introduced hares are abundant and adults certainly hunt them, youngsters doubtless benefit from the roadside takeaway supply.
|Wedge-tailed Eagle on road-killed Red Kangaroo, |
Sturt NP, far north-western New South Wales.
|Southern Caracaras, specialised South American falcons,|
on sheep carcase, Chilean Patagonia.
|White-backed Vultures on cow carcase, Ngaoundaba Ranch, central Cameroon.|
|Andean Condors on Guanaco carcase, probably killed by a Puma, Torres del Paine NP, southern Chile.|
These magnificent birds are carrion specialists, and smaller scavengers rely on them
to open up carcases that they can't breach.
|An extremely determined ant with grasshopper carcase, Blanquillo Lodge, Peruvian Amazonia.|