noun (plural same or caracaras)
A large New World bird of prey of the falcon family, with a bare face and a deep bill, feeding largely on carrion.
- Family Falconidae: four genera and several species, in particular the common caracara (Polyborus plancus)
More example sentences
- Some of the oldest known falconids include a crested caracara and a peregrine falcon, both of which lived to 22 years old.
- It's penguins, albatrosses, caracaras, steamer ducks and a couple of endemic small jobs you've come for.
- Here you stand a good chance of spotting such rare birds as the chestnut-fronted macaw and red-throated caracara.
mid 19th century: from Spanish or Portuguese caracará, from Tupi-Guarani, imitating its cry.
Definition of caracara in:
- The British & World English dictionary