Falcons and hawks are in different taxonomy classifications ('orders'), although superficially they are similar. And Caracara are even more different, being omnivores and in one case, the Red-throated Caracara, a fruit eater.
Northern Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway) |
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia
The Crested Caracara, the largest species of caracara, is found from Florida and Texas to Argentina.
Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima) |
San Jeronimo, Colombia
Bat Falcon (Falco rufigularis) |
Tatama National Park, Pueblo Rico, Risaralda, Colombia
A widespread medium-size falcon that eats, among other things, bats.
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) Male|
A small widespread falcon. Some races (subspecies) are migratory (flying from North America to Latin America in the winter).