Bonaire in 100 photos – Warawara between cacti

6 August 2023 by Casper Douma - Reading time: 2 minutes

On Bonaire, the Warawara, a clever bird of prey, searches for food. They eat anything: small animals, reptiles and carrion. Nests they build high up, often in trees. Each season they lay two to three eggs.

The Warawara: a bird of prey among the cacti on Bonaire.

The Warawara is also known as the Caribbean crested caracara (Caracara plancus). This bird is known for its striking appearance, with a brown body, a white neck and a black crest on its head. Below you can see the Warawara between cacti. As for their diet, Warawara are opportunistic eaters who feed on a wide range of foods. This includes small mammals and birds to reptiles, amphibians and even carrion. They are known for their intelligence and ability to exploit food sources, including following human activity to get food. As for reproduction, Warawara usually build their nests in tall trees or other elevated areas. They generally lay two to three eggs per breeding season, which are incubated by both parents. The young are dependent on the parents until they can fly, which can take several months.

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“Bon dia tur hende i bon bini na dushi Boneiru!”
My name is Casper Douma and I am a photographer. Since 2014 I’ve been living on this beautiful island, surrounded by a fringing reef. At first glance, you may see mostly cacti and drought, but Bonaire is a little gem if you get to know it better. I would like to take you on one of my photography tours to show you all the special places of Bonaire. In small groups of maximum 4 people I give you a unique look at the beauty of Bonaire. Became curious? Take a look at my website! I wish you a lot of fun on beautiful Bonaire.

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