Southern crested caracara

Southern crested caracara

Southern crested caracara

Southern crested caracara
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The Southern crested caracara is probably the most common falcon in Pantanal and Mato Grosso (Brazil). It feeds on nearly anything and is commonly seen on carrion (like below) and road kill. This adaptability and its powerful beak allows it to catch very different preys.

Dragonfly

Southern crested caracara eating a fish
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Southern Crested-Caracara (Caracara cheriway, Caracara huppé). Pantanal, Brazil, 2007.