domingo, 27 de outubro de 2013



The curicaca is a bird of the order Pelecaniformes Threskiornithidae family. Its popular name is onomatopoeic, similar to the sound of their singing, composed of strong cries. Also known as an alarm clock (Pantanal), carucaca, curicaca commonplace, curicaca-white and curicaca-necked white.

Distinguishable by light-colored, broad wings and long, curved beak. Displays the light gray back, with greenish glow, pinions and black rectrices; part of the upper wing coverts are whitish, forming a clear spot on the upper side of the wing, visible in flight. The male is usually slightly larger than the female, reaching 69 cm in length and about 143 cm wingspan.

It feeds during the day and also the setting of the sun. It has varied diet consisting of insects and larvae, caterpillars, small lizards, mice, snails, insects, spiders and other invertebrates, amphibians and small snakes, birds and even smaller. Its beak, long and curved, is adapted to extract larvae of beetles and other insects of the soft earth. It is one of the few predators that do not bother with the toxins released by sapo (Bufo granulosus), so this frog may be part of your diet.

Usually put two to four eggs in twigs nests in trees or large rocks in the fields. Nests form numerous colonies during the breeding period. They inhabit dry fields, wetlands and grasslands.

It usually lives in small flocks or lonely, looking for food in grassland or wetland. It daytime ecrepuscular. Walking in small groups at night perch in the trees. Like planar large alturas.batidas wings.

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