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Red-throated Caracara, Ibycter americanus

The Red-throated Caracara, (Ibycter americanus), is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is the only member of its genus Ibycter. It is sometimes incorrectly placed in the Daptrius genus with the Black Caracara. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.

The habitats of this social bird are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical and tropical moist mountain forests. It mainly feeds on the larvae of bees and wasps, but will also take adult insects, fruits, and berries.

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Red-throated Caracara Ibycter americanus


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