Bird stretches backwards by Elizabeth Etkind (6 images)

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An unusual bird appears to stretch itself backwards in order to stake its claim to a hunting ground. Amateur photographer Elizabeth Etkind captured the strange ritual of the crested caracara on a ranch close to McAllen, Texas, in the USA.

She positioned herself in a photography hide and spent five hours waiting so that she could get the perfect pictures of the birds. Ms Etkind, 44, said the caracaras first stood on their perches in order to ensure larger birds were not around...
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