Southern Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus)

Order: Falconiformes
Family: Falconidae
Genus: Caracara
Species: plancus

Regional

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Corpus Christi, Texas

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On Dec 4, 2018, dunlap from Corpus Christi, TX wrote:

Magnificent birds. Beautiful and powerful. And colorful! We see them often in south Texas, usually hunting in pairs. It is not at all uncommon to spot a pair in a plowed corn field or cotton field or in a grassy pasture making a meal of some creature or other. Once we watched a pair trying to take on a large, angry snake in a pasture. Suddenly a tremendous red tailed hawk swooped down from out of nowhere and grabbed the snake but he wasn't able to cope with it either. He flew only a few feet, barely clearing the ground, before dropping the snake and eventually flying away. The caracaras stayed a little longer, following the snake on foot but at a respectful distance. Needless to say no one enjoyed snake for dinner that day!

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