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caracara


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caracara  \Ca`ra*ca"ra\  (k[aum]`r[.a]k[aum]"r[.a]),  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  south  American  bird  of  several  species  and  genera, 
  resembling  both  the  eagles  and  the  vultures.  The  caracaras 
  act  as  scavengers,  and  are  also  called  {carrion  buzzards}. 
 
  Note:  The  black  caracara  is  {Ibycter  ater};  the  chimango  is 
  {Milvago  chimango};  the  Brazilian  is  {Polyborus 
  Braziliensis}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caracara 
  n  :  any  of  various  long-legged  carion-eating  hawks  of  South  and 
  Central  America 




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