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The Crested Caracara is a member of the falcon family, and the adults feature an unusual light blue bill surrounded by orange skin, a white neck and black feathers. “I had to walk about a mile into the desert to see where they were nesting, north and west of Tucson” says photographer Leslie Leathers. “I used to see them in the Santa Cruz flats area, where they would migrate in the winter.” Their preferred nest sites are between the arms of saguaros. These falcons can be opportunistic hunters, killing small rodents, lizards and birds, but they also will steal food from other birds.