They are usually known in localities where they are found, as caracara Eagles.
The caracara lays two eggs; the nest is generally placed on the ground among brushwood.
The caracara will craftily follow the sportsman, and steal away game that is not quickly bagged.
The caracara takes little notice, except by bobbing its head.
It will frequently wait, as does the caracara, at the mouth of a rabbit-hole, and seize on the animal when it comes out.
The flight of the caracara is heavy and slow, and it is generally an inactive, tame, and cowardly bird.