caracara

Definitions of caracara
  1. noun
    any of various long-legged carrion-eating hawks of South America and Central America
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    types:
    Audubon's caracara, Polyborus cheriway audubonii
    widespread from southern United States to Central America; rusty black with black-and-white breast and tail
    Polyborus plancus, carancha
    South American caracara
    type of:
    falcon
    diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight
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