French: Caracara à gorge rouge German: Rotkehlkarakara Spanish: Caracara gorjirrojo
E Honduras#R S to Colombia, S on Pacific slope to W Ecuador, and E of Andes to C Peru, N & E Bolivia and S Brazil (NW Paraná, Mato Grosso and São Paulo). Formerly also in E Mexico, Guatemala and W Honduras.
43–61 cm; male 510–570 g, female 560–770 g; wingspan 96–124 cm. Large, forest caracara, with longish wings (reaching halfway down tail at rest), long... read more
Loud, raucous cacophony, likened to a hoarse trumpeting, an almost Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao... read more
Primary rainforest, including seasonally flooded areas (where probably usually less common than in... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly eggs and larvae of wasp (e.g. Pseudopolybia) and bee nests, amounting to 74% of prey items recorded in a forest in French... read more
In Colombia, birds in breeding condition in Jul; in Panama, one about to lay in Mar. Stick nest with nestlings in Feb–Mar in French... read more
Sedentary. Three groups in French Guiana defended year-round territories of 396–510 ha.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Populations of Panama, and perhaps much of Central America, have declined dramatically since 1950s and 1960s, in part due... read more
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