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Falcons are sometimes recognized as a separate subfamily in the family of hawks and eagles or alternatively as comprising their own family. They have pointed wings and long tails. Their beaks possess a notch that fits between the neck vertebrae of small animals and allows them to bite through the spinal cord of their prey (Weidensaul, 1996). Caracaras are closely related to falcons. They feed on animals and carrion in South America and southern North America.
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The American kestrel feed primarily on insects in summer but can eat small birds and mammals in winter.

 
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