Red-throated Caracaras

Caracaras

Red-throated Caracara (Ibycter americanus)


Red-throated Caracara (Ibycter americanus)The Red-throated Caracara, Ibycter americanus) is a social species of bird of prey found in Central and South America, specifically the following countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. It inhabits subtropical or tropical moist lowland and montane forests.


Diet / Feeding

Unlike other caracaras - which are scavengers - the Red-throated Caracara mostly feeds on the larvae of bees and wasps, but will also take the adult insects, fruits and berries.



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