The World's Smartest Bird of Prey

The World's Smartest Bird of Prey

Constant Wonder

The Curious Caracara

Episode: The Curious Caracara

  • Apr 13, 2021 7:00 pm
  • 39:46 mins

When Darwin first encountered caracaras in 1833, he called them “false eagles.” But they're actually brilliant and creative hunters and they dare to venture where other birds won't, like into wasps' nest. They're also tightly bonded with their groups, raising only one chick at a time per flock. But we still have lots of unanswered questions about them. Guest: Jonathan Meiburg, leader of the band Shearwater and author of "A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World’s Smartest Bird of Prey"