A Crested Cara Cara is a member of the Falcon family. Cara Cara’s will feed on small snakes, lizards and other small prey but their main diet is carrion. Often found like you see in this photo on the fence line over looking the highway for any fallen prey. These birds live in a concentrated area of the United State in Central Florida and virtually unknown outside the interior of south and central Florida. I have tried for many years now to capture one of these cool looking birds, although seen many times, often out of reach of my 300mm lens.
This is my all time favorite shot because it took me 3 long years to get.
Taken off the fence line of Lykes Brothers Ranch, in Florida
Cropped a bit to get a closer look, other then that right from the camera
C is for Crested Caracara
Taken on June 27, 2009
Thanks to the groups below for the feature
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