HUNTERSVILLE – The Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, received two rehabilitated Crested Caracaras on Monday, Nov. 28, from a rehabilitation center in San Antonio, Texas.

Crested Caracaras are part of the falcon family and are native to the southwestern United States, Florida, and Central and South America.  Unlike other falcons, they are carrion feeders and spend much of their time on the ground, according to a press release from the Raptor Center.

The birds are now open to viewing within their new enclosure on Raptor Trail.