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Crested Caracara - Mexico's National Bird
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12/20/2011
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Learn about the Crested Caracara, one of North America’s most charismatic birds of prey.

 

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2:00 minutes (1.59 MB)
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The Crested Caracara, one of North America’s most charismatic birds of prey, is common in Texas, and an isolated population lives in Florida. They stride through the grass on long legs, as they hunt for small animals of all kinds. Many Mexicans honor the caracara as their national symbol, although a Golden Eagle actually appears on the flag of Mexico. The bird was sacred to the Aztecs. And a Caracara will face off against a vulture twice its size!


 
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