This caracara was previously considered a primary carrion feeder
(Bailey 1925, Bent 1938).
The raven is indeed a carrion feeder
and occasionally a predatory bird.
But in reality the carrion feeder
- who escaped from the Scottish Raptor Centre in Kinross a couple of days ago - poses no threat.
The meaning of ayit / oit is "to rush down, to dart," hence these birds are probably carrion feeders
. Furthermore, the words oit / aie / ayet are similar in appearance to ayit.
Now, there is a marked absence of vultures in Kirklees, (at least of the avian kind), but in recent years the vicinity of Castle Hill has seen an increase of crows and buzzards, species which are carrion feeders
"The habitat there is similar to that of Wales and there are plenty of rabbits for the carrion feeders
Prof Galbraith added: "For carrion feeders
, such as the golden eagle and other raptors such as the red kite, poisoning is a real threat - directly from poisoned bait and indirectly from eating animals which have been poisoned."
Keith says: "The birds are almost exclusively carrion feeders