The Crested Caracara also known as the Southern Caracara (Falconidae family) is a relative large bird - length 50-65cm, wingspan 120cm. It may be found in open and semi-open areas, savannas, river edges but also near humans. It's an opportunistic raptor, feeds mainly on carrion but will steal fodd from other raptors. It is dominant over the Black and Turkey Vulture on carcasses. It also feeds on live prey such small reptiles, insects, worms, fishes.