|Red-throated Caracara Ibycter
(formerly Daptrius americanus - see A.O.U.)
It can look a bit like a guan from a distance but the Red-throated Caracara is quite distinctive close up with its red bare skin on the throat and its white belly. It is much clumsier than its close relations, the falcons.
They usually move around in small groups and are capable of making an ear-shattering noise when disturbed which leads to them being used by other forest species as a sentinel.
A major item of their diet is eggs and larvae of wasps and bees. However, it never seems to get stung despite its bare throat.
|Photo 2 shows one of the
birds in the following recording by Jeremy Minns.
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