In the United States, the Crested Caracara ranges to Arizona, Florida and Texas — and is commonly seen on Mustang Island.

About the Crested Caracara

The Crested Caracara is in the same family as falcons. A common subject of folklore and legends throughout Central and South America, the Crested Caracara is sometimes referred to as the “Mexican eagle.”

This tropical falcon often associates with vultures feeding on carrion of all types but it has a flexible diet feeding on insects, fish, reptiles, amphibians and mammals.

Crested Caracara