Crested Caracara at Viera Wetlands

Crested Caracara at Viera Wetlands

Crested Caracaras are probably my favorite Florida bird of prey although burrowing owls would give them a run for their money. I’m not sure what it is that I like about them, but I just think they have a cool look to them. In Florida, they occupy the central and southern areas and they live mainly in farming country. The best places that I know to see them are Three Lakes Wildlife Area in Kissimmee and Viera Wetlands. This bird was sitting on a perch not far from the road. I captured him as he took of and flew down to the road to get the rest of a coot that had been left behind.

Crested Caracara Takeoff

Crested Caracara Takeoff

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Crested Caracara with Breakfast

Crested Caracara with Breakfast

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