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Crested Caracara


“Hola” from the national bird of Mexico! Crested Caracaras may be beautiful, but they can also be bullies. They feed mainly on the remains of dead animals, but will also steal food from other birds. Because they spend most of their time on the ground searching for food, Caracaras are one of the few animals to actually benefit from deforestation. Most species aren’t this lucky. But the rise of Caracaras is a good thing, as their eating habits tend to remove diseases from our ecosystems. Pay the Caracaras back by protecting wild places in your own backyard and around the world.