Tag: Caracara plancus

Seed dispersal of Attalea phalerata (Palmae) by Crested caracaras (Caracaraplancus) in the Pantanal and a review of frugivory by raptors

Southern Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus) Science Article 1 abstract We observed Crested caracaras (Caracara plancus) consuming and dispersing fruits of the palm Attaleaphalerata at Pantanal, Brazil. We reviewed the literature of seed dispersal by raptors and suggest that raptors may affectseed dispersal by three different paths: secondary seed dispersal by preying on frugivorous birds, primary […]

Southern Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus)

[order] FALCONIFORMES | [family] Falconidae | [latin] Caracara plancus | [authority] Miller, 1777 | [UK] Southern Crested Caracara | [FR] Caracara huppe | [DE] Schopfkarakara | [ES] Caracara Carancho | [NL] Kuifcaracara Subspecies Monotypic species Genus The genus caracara, comprises of two species; both birds of prey in the family Falconidae. The Northern Caracara which […]