Caracaras are birds of prey in the family Falconidae. They are traditionally placed in the subfamily Polyborinae, but are sometimes considered part of their own subfamily, Caracarinae, or members of the true falcon subfamily, Falconinae. Caracaras are principally birds of South and Central America, just reaching the southern United States.
Unlike the Falco falcons in the same family, the birds in the five relevant genera are not fast-flying aerial hunters, but are comparatively slow and are often scavengers.
Glad to be back posting again, my son Stephen a Drone Pilot was back home from a 1 year deployment. So thankful to have him home for a visit, however he re-deploys in a week for another year.
OK, as i prepare to lead winter tours, I’m out scouting checking out locations, and came upon this kill.. hope this is a sign of a great upcoming season!! Certainly is getting off to a great start!
These guys become quite territorial and were making a go of it, until the buzzards flew in. This Juvi Cara Cara was intent on getting his breakfast !!
I chose to leave the entrails etc there as it’s part of the story, depicting the violence of the “car Strike” -Click on image to darken the canvas! Tour Info at: