Nursing caracara


These days we watched a capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), that had apparently suffered an attack by a puma (Puma concolor), being "nursed" by a yellow-headed caracara (Milvago chimachima).
In Portuguese we call this bird the carrapateiro, thus the one that eats ticks. They are well known for their symbiosis with herbivores like capybaras, cattle etc.
In this case it was picking maggots out of the capibaras wound.
Phantastic !