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Northern Caracara - with lunch
07-Feb-2017 Copyright Douglas Janson

Northern Caracara - with lunch

Sarasota, Florida

Scientific name: Caracara cheriway or Caracara planus
Order: Falconiformes

Also called Northern Crested Caracara or Crested Carara

The Crested Caracaras’ preferred habitat is open, lowland countryside, like pastures, savannas, river edges, and ranches. They may also be found in some forests and marshes. These birds reside in the southwestern United States and Florida, Central America, and South America.

The Crested Caracara will feed on carrion, but will take advantage of any food opportunity by eating small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, turtles, fish, crab, eggs, insects, worms, and nestling birds. Caracaras hunt live food on the ground or take food from other birds.

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