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  • n. Plural form of caracara.

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Examples

  • He further suggested that falcons ‘probably represent a raptorial branch of this radiation’ (p. 144), a suggestion presumably based on the anatomy of caracaras.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • Predictably, I cannot help but find the idea that condors, caracaras, turacos and hoatzins are all close kin of phorusrhacids highly appealing, but it does all seem very vague and sadly lacking in good character support.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • Can see some similarity between seriemas and Polyborus - type caracaras ...

    Giant hoatzins of doom

  • So, as appealing as it might be to imagine that condors, caracaras, turacos and hoatzins are all close kin of phorusrhacids, it really is all vague and sadly lacking in any sort of good character support.

    Goodbye, my giant predatory, cursorial, flightless hoatzin

  • (Soundbite of striated caracaras) Mr. MEIBURG: Three eggs, three eggs, three eggs.

    Bird Sounds Recorded from Far Afield

  • (Soundbite of laughter) (Soundbite of striated caracaras) Mr. MEIBURG: It's exhilarating to be in the presence of such abundance, but it also kind of poignant to me.

    Bird Sounds Recorded from Far Afield

  • (Soundbite of striated caracaras) Mr. MEIBURG: Here at the Steeple Jason colony, where the chicks and eggs of the albatrosses and penguins are an easy target, the caracaras is nest along the colony's edge among tops of a giant grass called tusset (ph) grass that can grow almost 10 feet high.

    Bird Sounds Recorded from Far Afield

  • (Soundbite of striated caracaras) Mr. MEIBURG: Every time we found a nest, after climbing crumbling cliffs, dodging angry albatrosses and bashing through the nearly impenetrable thickets of tusset grass, it was an indescribable thrill.

    Bird Sounds Recorded from Far Afield

  • The caracaras too, have such a tiny population, are literally clinging to life here at the edge of the continent.

    Bird Sounds Recorded from Far Afield

  • (Soundbite of striated caracaras) Mr. MEIBURG: The sounds of these animals are the sounds of a time when the world belong to them.

    Bird Sounds Recorded from Far Afield

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