Taken with a Nikon D-90 with a 70-300mm Nikon VR lens.
Taken at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in St.Petersburg Florida U.S.A.
The Northern Caracara is a resident in Cuba, northern South America (south to northern Peru and northern Amazonian Brazil) and most of Central America and Mexico, just reaching the southernmost parts of the United States, including Florida, where it is resident but listed as threatened. There have been reports of the Crested Caracara as far north as San Francisco, California.4 and most recently near Crescent City, California. South of the US border, it is generally common. It can also be found (nesting) in the Southern Caribbean (e.g. Curaçao and Bonaire). This is a bird of open and semi-open country. This is a Captive Bird