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Are caracaras a threat?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Airplaneguy57, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Airplaneguy57

    Airplaneguy57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lately I have been seeing more and more caracaras in my area of south Texas. They don't seem to be to be all that aggressive. I have BOs some about 2 month olds and the rest are well over a year old. I did see one in the yard eating a duck egg from one of my runners. Sure wish they would lay in one spot lake my other birds.
     
  2. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to google them because I've never heard of them. They're beautiful falcons; but quite unlike falcons according to what I read. They prefer carrion, will take live food...................... however, they attack from the ground rather than diveing from the sky. I would think they would only be a threat to outdoor broodies, eggs, or baby chicks.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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