The three birds that I have photographed in enclosures in Britain I take to be Northern Crested Caracaras as these can be found in the south-west of the USA and I think British captive birds would originate from there The northern birds are darker too and all three of these individuals are quite dark. James Ferguson-Lees says in 'Raptors of the World' that these birds 'Walk and run easily, cruising roads for crushed corpses, joining and often dominating vultures at carcases where they may pick out the maggots.' A really nice image... I can see why they are favourites of bird-keepers!
No 2 Northern Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway
|Presumed Northern Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway Woodland Wildlife Park, Lincs October 2014|
|Northern Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway IBPC Yorks, Sept 2014|
|Northern Crested Craacara Caracara cheriway. Thorsby Hall County Fair, Notts, March 2013|