The Black Caracara (Daptrius ater) is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. Its genus Daptrius is often considered monotypic today, though some also include the Red-throated Caracara otherwise separated in Ibycter.
It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.
The Genus Daptrius is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 3 species and subspecies in the Genus Daptrius: D. americanus (Red-Throated Caracara) · D. americanus guatemalensis · D. ater (Yellow-Throated Caracara)
- BirdLife International 2004. Daptrius ater. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007.
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