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Rancho Armadillo, Guanacaste
Make Canon EOS 7D
Deutsch Lachfalke Dutch Lachvalk
Perches for long intervals on high, exposed branches, scanning ground for snakes; drops suddenly, seizes snake in heavily-scaled talons, decapitates it with a quick bite, carries it to a perch to eat; occasionally takes lizards and rodents. Emits laughing call when disturbed.
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