Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Building Up A Head of Steam Heading Into the Week


The crested caracara is in the falcon family but not fast-flying aerial hunters, but rather sluggish and often scavengers.  They are found in Cuba, South America, Central America and Mexico and in the southernmost parts of the U.S.  The Northern Caracara has a length of 19-23 inches, a wingspan of 42-51 inches and weighs 1.8-2.9 pounds.  It is broad-winged and long-tailed.  It has long legs and frequently walks and runs on the ground. The Northern Caracara is an omnivorous scavenger that mainly feeds on carrion. The live prey they do catch is usually immobile, injured, incapacitated or young. Prey species can include small mammals,amphibians, reptiles, fish, crabs, insects, their larvae, earthworms, shellfish and young birds. The voice of this species is a low rattle. (Source: Wiki)


Image Source: Thank you Steve Layman via Head Like An Orange

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  1. Be strong and look vibrant – the thought of anyone mistaking you for either carrion or wounded prey is anathema to me. 😉

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  2. Alex Jones says:

    The get-up-and-go of the image is a good theme for this week. Have a good week.

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  3. Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin”–makes me think of a car piston…. Have a great day, all! 🙂

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  4. Michael Zahaby says:

    On my way

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  5. Too bad there’s no sound. I would like to have heard what it sounds like. But a carrion eater on a Monday morning? Is this supposed to be symbolic of the weak ahead?

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