The crested caracara is member of the falcon family that is common throughout central and the northern part of South America. There is a moderate-sized population in central-south Florida, especially in Hendry County. I almost always see one every time I am on the highway south of LaBelle. These scavengers are most often soaring high above the arid countryside or competing with vulture for roadkill.
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