Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

These birds are not picky eaters! They will feast on just about any animal, living or dead.

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ORIGIN:
Central America and southeast United States

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HABITAT:
Grasslands

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
2-3 lbs
Height: 21 in

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DIET:
Snakes, frogs, small mammals and eggs

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PREDATORS:
Raccoons and crows

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp talons

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REPRODUCTION:
32-day incubation

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THREATS:
Habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 26 yrs in wild

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