There is a small, isolated population of these beautiful, fascinating raptors in central Florida's open ranch and prairie habitats.

Opportunistic feeders, caracaras will hunt for live prey such as snakes, frogs, insects, fish and small mammals, or feed on carrion/road kill as vultures do. They are territorial, and usually found in pairs.

They are listed as a threatened species in the state, as well as federally -- with loss of habitat the most likely reason for their decline.

Location: Kissimmee Prairie Preserve

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